Wednesday, February 20, 2008

STARS

In all of our short lives we love to see
Mysterious stars in clear and shining skies.
That they are wonderful we all agree.

While still alive, late in the afternoon
We wait to see in a coming cloudless night
Numerous stars near a new or fuller moon.

We stare at stars revealed in many flares
What are these stars? How do they come to shine?
And how do they stare at us, like birds and bears?

Are there more stars, shedding a light more pure
In a hidden universe beyond our sight?
In endless guessing how can we be sure?

How long have stars and skies been what they are?
There is, of course, another endless query:
Is there eternal life upon some star?

Some think so, some more do not believe it.
Unnumbered billions, now no longer living
Died on our starlit earth, grieving to leave it!

44 comments:

  1. beautifully done
    each one a miracle
    but so many
    that we may not notice when one ceases to shine

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  2. Wonder! The wonder of the Universe and its purpose! Lovely as always.
    Hi Margie,
    Not been around for awhile taken a job part-time and still doing my project ... just trying sort myself out. I shall be back soon.
    Freezing here ... how about your way.
    Keep well love and hugs.

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  3. Hi Margie,
    Good to be here again, this is so beautifully written just like all your work, girl, you really are gifted.

    This got me thinking...

    Do take care, love you always

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  4. Just beautiful! You might want to think about some star gazing tonight. There is going to be a Lunar Eclipse.

    I hope you had a good day.
    Talk to you soon.

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  5. hi margie..am slowly making rounds...thsnk you as always for your visits...am glad my surgery is over and done...and now to be patient through recovery...
    much love to you..
    donna

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  6. I love to watch stars in the night Margie. Sometimes I wonder if there are others like us up there!:)

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  7. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a note :)

    I was always interested in celestial bodies as a child and have had a renewed interest lately. Wonderful poem!

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  8. stars always amaze me and this poem does them justice.
    beautiful!

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  9. Beautifully done, Margie! I am sorry to get here so late. Good to see you posting again regularly after so long!

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  10. Staring at stars is mind boggling!

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  11. Margie, talking about stars always recalled me of the famous kiddy song 'twinkle2 lil star'...how I wonder where and what you are, but yours are written with the beautiful talent of a poet!

    Your poem never failed to amaze me!

    Thanks Margie.Have a nice day.
    Hugs*

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  12. Margie I absolutely love your style, and this poem is great. I have added your site as a link from my blog.

    Thank you for your comments on my blog and its warming to me to know that you believe in me as a "poet"

    Thank you again
    Stacey

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  13. we're both in the sky - I wrote today about the moon. :)

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  14. Beautiful is the word, lady. Amazing depth....Keep rocking....

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  15. I always thought of Stars as my dead loved-ones...they just twinkle from afar and seem to follow u home.

    HUGS just beautiful!
    Keshi.

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  16. Beautifully expressed Margie - love the ending. The night sky is so mysterious holding us in its grip.
    So good to be back and reading your lovely words!

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  18. other/more stars in the universe?

    hm..... will forward you a "glimpse"

    Big Hug my dear friend

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  19. I read literature and guess what stars are. I hear people talk about what stars are. But stars are stars is a just a belief and testament for that there is something beyond us, Something more powerful, more beautiful.

    Amazing delight to start a day. I really Love your poetry Margie.

    Have a nice time ahead.

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  20. Many thanks to you, Floots!
    you are right, each one is a miracle!

    Margie

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  21. Hi Trinitystar
    I'm happy to know you will be bck soon...you are missed!
    I can understand you have little time to blog with your working and the project.
    Thanks so much for the kind words.

    Cold here today, but the sun was out...the sun always makes me smile.

    Love and hugs to you, too!

    Margie

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  22. Hello Christabelle
    It's lovely to have you back!
    I so appreciate your kind words!
    Thanks very much!

    Love to you!

    Margie

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  23. Hi Anne
    I saw the lunar eclipse...it took my breath away!
    Thanks very much for the nice comment!
    Talk soon!

    Margie

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  24. Hello Donna
    Take good care of yourself!
    You will be well before you know it.
    Good to see you here!

    love
    Margie

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  25. Hi Asha
    You are a star gazer, like me.
    Thank you!

    Margie

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  26. Hello b13
    I enjoyed visiting you!
    Thanks for dropping to see me, and thanks for the nice comment!

    Margie

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  27. Hi Polona
    I'm very glad that you think my poem did justice to your amazement of those beautiful stars!
    Many thanks!

    Margie

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  28. Hello Gautami
    I'm happy to have you visit again...no need to be sorry to be late visiting...you are right on time!
    I appreciate your nice comment!
    Thanks very much!

    Margie

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  29. Yes, mind boggling, it is, Colleen!

    Margie

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  30. Hi Julie
    Yes, I do like those beautiful and amazing stars! LOL!
    Glad you liked my poem.
    Thank you!

    Margie

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  31. Hi Noushy
    I used to sing "twinkle, twinkle little star" when I was a little girl while gazing at the stars.

    You are so kind in your comments about my poetry!
    Thank you, dear!

    HUGS to you!

    Margie

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  32. Hi Poet Stacey
    I'm happy to have you visit me.
    I very much enjoyed visiting you.
    And you are so welcome for the comments I made.

    You are very generous with your kind words!
    Thank you, Stacey.
    And, it was kind of you to add me as a link on your blog.

    Margie

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  33. I liked what you wrote, Andrew
    Yes, both in the sky today.
    A good place to be.

    Margie

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  34. Hi that was it
    thanks kind lady!
    Your kind words are most appreciated!

    Margie

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  35. Keshi
    I have thought that too.
    Amazing, huh?

    HUGS...thanks, dear!

    Margie

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  36. Hello Janice
    Such a treat to have you back!
    The ending is my favorite part of this poem!
    Thanks so much!

    Margie

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  37. Ok, Alicia...I'll look forward to it!

    Big Hug to you, dear friend!
    Lovely chat today!

    Margie

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  38. Hello Sunil
    Such a nice comment!
    I'm very glad to know you feel that way about my poetry!
    You made me smile!
    Thanks so much, my friend!

    wishing you lots of happy days!

    Margie

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  39. wow two in one week...smiles...i love the night sky and to dream under the stars...such a vast canvas laid out over us...

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