Imagine in mind as I will in verse,
All the stars of the universe.
Shining bright through the vastness of space
In symmetric harmony and grace.
Majestic mystery in multitude,
A red and blue romantic interlude.
Projecting promise with prominence,
In a twinkling aura of omnipotence.
Look closer now, let's pick just one;
One solitary sibling sun.
From the realm of time, space, and dimension
Unexercised by human apprehension.
An incandescent, gleaming glare --
A glowing white and red pocket of air,
Giving warmth and light and life and love --
Gliding boldly through the sky above.
================================Look closer now, into the awestruck eye
Of a child staring, blindly, at the sky.
The celestial bodies ablaze fashion
A brilliant spectacle of inspiring passion.
But how long till he begins to ponder?
-- Till the innocence begins to wander?
-- Till the days one by one pass him by
Without so much as a glance to the sky?
-- Till every night in dark discord
He heralds dispassion's reward?
-- Till demands and deadlines of life disperse
The very wonder of this universe?
Imagine now ... someone reading you for the very first time...
the awe ... the wonder ...the impress of your rhyme.
Each poem shimmers ... like an emerald star,
each word glimmers ... proof of the gifted poet you are.
In your rhymes ... your unending light shines
Read between the lines ... witness a visions sign.
**though my words could never do yours justice...
this gift of sheer poetic beauty in the wrappings of a repost is a reminder that in the archives of this forum are endless treasures to be discovered and rediscovered.