Under The Milky Way

Under the Milky Way


Lying on a patchwork quilt

Away from city lights; a silvery night

Under a luminous band

Naming constellations

Ten thousand reminders

Over me; proof that we

Have an inheritance uncorruptible

Under God's creation





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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

This is one of the most stunning nightime pics I´ve ever seen.

Yes your poem says it all. (and to think the bible says Almighty God knows each of the stars by name???)

Beautiful.


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velvet53 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

What a beautiful poem and picture.


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Ann,

That was an awesome poem, and it reminded me of all the nights when we as teenagers did the same thing. Up high on a hill, as we sat on a blanket looking up at the stars, talking--- way past the time we should--- be home.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Bobbi


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Yes Dim, and the number of hairs on our head. What an awesome God. Thank for reading.....


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Velvet, thanks for stopping by. Please come again.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

I know Bobbi. We did the same thing. I saw it, but I didn't believe it. Wasn't is awesome, and to top it off we picked out the Big dipper, and saw shooting stars. I loved it. I will never forget it. God put on a show.


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Gracefulwriter 4 years ago from Northern Virginia

Lovely. (just correct the spelling of constellations) I loved the graphic!


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lilyfly 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

This is very mature Anna, I've not had time to see your stuff, but this is lovely! Happy Valentines Day, Dear! lily


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

A beautiful, beautiful poem ann thank you and voted up!


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

Awesome! I love living in the country and being able to clearly see the stars at night, don't you? Loved this one - maybe we can go star gazing sometime?


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Oops, thank you! Come again, Gracefulwriter.


Ashish 4 years ago

Nice one, but , are they stars or snow !


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weblogthemes 4 years ago from India

beautiful pic + beautiful poem ! Nice job


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Dave Mathews 4 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

anndavis: what a cute poem thank you, but I always thought that a "Milky Way" was a chocolate bar. Ha ha ha!


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Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

Very well done. The photo is so nice, I'll simply sit and look at that and ponder the meaning of life.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thanks, Reynold. I noticed you haven't written a hub lately. Get the cob webs out. I know you have something to share.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

I've eaten many a Milky Way, and Babe Ruth. I could go on. Come by again Dave.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Weblogthemes, thanks for the comment. I will visit your hub station soon. Come back again.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Ashish, they are really stars. And actually, they are much prettier than that picture. Hope you get to witness it. Just go out (way out) in the country away from city lights, and observe the silvery sky. Come again.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

scratch that 'mature'. It would be 'old'. I introduced Sarah to Abraham. Don't explore my stuff, I'm a kindergartener compared to you.... Thanks for comment.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thanks for the up vote....Have a happy day. Ann


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

You're on, Donna. I love the night sky too. You know what I do sometime? My son lives in Memphis. I live in Florida. That big old moon is so far away, but it's the same moon there as here. We go outside and enjoy the moon together. Lol. True!


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

A very tranquil piece of poetry. With an excellent choice of photo to accompany your work.


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

I cannot tell you how many times I have spent staring up at those constellations, and how many times it helped me to find answers in the fog. Jamie


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Yes, jhamann, it's a quite time. Under such a powerful expanse of majestic beauty. Thank you for stopping by.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

I love your wonderful poem and the brilliant picture. Thank you for this pleasure. Well done! :-)


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Well done and very thoughtful. This I am sure of when it says: The earth the lords and its fullness thereof. Knowing he is my father , there are no boundaries.

Well done Ann!

Bless.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Hi James, thank you. Glad to see you.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

That's right. Who could look up and see that, and not be overcome with wonder, and know there is something bigger than you and I. Thanks, Sky.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Only one word here:- 'Brilliant' and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

Take care

Eddy.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Wow this hub is so beautiful, I loved the poem, adding to my pin board collection, thanks for sharing such awesome writing talent.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Delighted to share space with you. Perfection sharpens me.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Cloud, Thank you for the encouragement, and adding to your pin board. Please visit again. Have a wonderful day. Ann Davis


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m0rd0r 4 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

Good one. I feel there is hidden sentence inside ;) Voted up and beautiful.


cgetch 4 years ago

Beautiful poem; this gave me great delight.

To read of your visions in the night.

Thanks for sharing with the world,

Maybe you'll give my writing a whirl?


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

I always loves the tapestry of the night sky. Your poem and pic aptly illustrates such wonders. awesome!


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thanks Docmo.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

anna, you are a great expressionist. keep up the beautiful thoughts of love and life.


stessily 4 years ago

anndavis25, Beautiful photo, beautiful poem! A clear night sky recalls for me this promise: "But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal" (Matthew 6:20).

I have never forgotten the thrill of being awakened to a night sky sparkling with stars and seeing the Little Dipper, completely, for the first time in my life. A breathtaking beauty which is bestowed freely night after night across the millennia.

Well done.


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

So happy this was shared Ann must have missed this beautiful hub. Lovely in every way!


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Oh Sunnie, I'm like you. I miss hubs all the time. But if ever I do, I'm always thinking of you.

Thanks, chicken lady


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Stessily, Yes, the miraculous night sky is powerful. How can one look at it and not feel the power of God and renew our faith in the scriptures.

I too, remember the first time I saw the big dipper. It's still there. Steady and reassuring.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Cleaner, I'm sorry I missed your comment till now. Computer problems. Thank you for stopping by. I will take your advice. I am reminded every day of love and life's beautiful blessings.

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