Starlight: Poetry and Other Words


The sky above reflects our hearts,

As shooting stars across they dart,

Pinpoints of light against the gray,

Confusion lies, but truth must stay,

The day must reach a tragic end,

As starlight shines, our hearts will mend.

"A true star doesn't shine for itself, but rather illuminates those around it. Then, not only can it see clearly, but, in the process, it gives sight to others."~Ebower


Star Flies

"Your love-song leads the stars to dance",

He said as in a magic trance,

I laughed and smiled to call his lie,

I said, "They couldn't if they tried!"

He winked at me, unscrewed a jar,

We viewed the dancing from afar.


Flights of Fancy

Wish, Wish, Wish,

As stars slowly swish,

Across my sky, across my dreams,

A brighter light then pale moonbeams,

Bursting colors filled with abstract trances,

The stars twinkle gladly when the sky romances,

Imagination abounds as midnight ensues,

The velvet night whispers, visions come into view.


"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."~Vincent Van Gogh


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Poetic Fool 5 years ago

Erin, I really enjoyed reading all of these but especially "Star Flies". It elicited such vivid memories of watching swarms of fire flies back when I lived in Georgia and South Carolina. Lovely!

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I am glad I could conjure up some pleasant memories for you, Poetic Fool. I've always lived in Georgia, but I have never really watched them or tried to catch them. Thanks for your response!

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Jennuhlee 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

This is so beautiful, I loved everything about it, and the pictures really enhanced the words, great writing.

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ahorseback 5 years ago

Ummmm, "but the sight of the stars makes me dream", "A true star doesn't shine for itself", I love those lines. Ebower.....:-}

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sonia05 5 years ago from india

Ebower,lovely poem with lovely photos!

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emichael 5 years ago from New Orleans

Hey, these are great! I absolutely love the night sky. Living in the city now, I miss being able to see the stars at night. These brought back good memories. Well done :)

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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Just Beautiful, Erin!

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Jennuhlee: Thanks so much! I appreciate you saying that, because I put alot of thought and time into finding and displaying the pictures that I use. Thanks for reading!

ahorseback: Thanks for your kind words. I put a lot of work into my star quote. Also, I believe that the Vincent Van Gogh quote encompasses and explains the whole article.

sonia05: Thanks! I had a great time putting it all together. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

emichael: I'm sure you do. I don't live in the city, but I don't really go star gazing. The best view of stars I have ever had was when I went on a mission trip to Nicaragua in the mountains; they were just dazzling. I'm glad I could remind you of great times. Thanks for sharing your related experience.

CMCastro: Thank you! I think I have a rather large imagination and I like to channel it when I'm being creative. Thanks for stopping by!

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Jenna Estefan 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

You've inspired me to go star gazing tonight :)

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

That's wonderful! Let me know how it goes. Thanks for commenting and have a beautiful night!

JadedLove 5 years ago

so beautiful this is. I enjoy the stars in the eyes of love. I guess I am blind to everything else. up and beautiful...)o(

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Sometimes those are the loveliest stars of all, JadedLove. Thanks for adding your two cents!

5 years ago

Engaging poems, with excellent background photos.

A confession: in the middle poem, I didn't quite understand the reference to the jar. Was the word chosen purely for its rhyming function?


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks! The poem was about a boyfriend that held some fireflies in a jar (I've heard that people catch them in a jar) and set them free in front of the eyes of his girlfriend.

5 years ago

Oh, I see now! :)



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Cyndi10 5 years ago from Georgia

Beautiful poems and you found great pictures to go with them.

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Cyndi10: Thank you! I love writing poetry and I search high and low for appropriate pictures to pair my poems with. :)

5 years ago

Yes, finding a good combination of words and suitable photos can be an art in itself.


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time2rite 5 years ago from Navarre, Fl, USA

This is very beautiful. There is nothing quite like a dark night sky lit with stars like a thousand fireflies. Thank you for your awesome hub!

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, time2rite! I quite agree; you described it so eloquently. Thanks for reading and for your nice comment. :)

5 years ago

What does the jar refer to in the middle poem; do you remember?

Great pictures and words in this hub.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia Author

f: There were fireflies in the jar (he caught them and then released them). Thanks; I try to paint pictures with words and express myself through the photos.

5 years ago

Oh, I see; now I understand. Ty.


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