The Sky at Night

Moon, stars and love

This is the darkest night l´ve ever known,

Black, with no starlight, no moon has shown.

No, Our moon, not once its face has shown.

Not tonight it seems to say,

Just for once, l´ve gone away.

But in my place what can you see?

l scan the sky for what may be,

And suddenly one shining star,

The only light.... ah! there you are.!

Is it you? Are you my star,

My long-lost love ,it´s you afar?!


The breeze, it blows my hair askew,

It´s very long, as l promised you.

¨Don´t cut your hair, when we grow old,

l don´t care if it´s grey or gold¨.

l promised you and this l keep,

Old-fashioned plait to go to sleep.

l look up to the sky again,

but still no moon is in the frame.

Only one bright shining star,

It must be you, showing where you are,.

You´d never leave me so alone,

You´re looking down at our old home.

l know you´re there.Your spirit warms me.

How could l live without you , dear,

How could l live if you´re not here?,

l´m dead inside, my life is you.

and yet God says MY life´s not through.

Please visit with your sparkling star,

every night you have , so far.

It´s the only way l´ll learn to cope,

looking at your star of hope.

l love you more than ever, now

Without the moon, l´ll cope somehow,

But not without my shining star,

l need to look, see where you are.


It´s only in my head, l know.,

but without these thoughts, where would l go?

To some dark place, l´ve been before.....

Not an option.!There l must not go.

You´re still with me

You´re in my heart.

You always will be.

We´ll never part.

You promised me. l promised you.

And nothing cuts a love so true.

In years to come, where will we be?

Together again, l´m sure. You´ll see.

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Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Dim this was so beautiful. I have to tell you that you touched on a couple things that were so familiar and heartfelt. One is that I promised I would not cut my hair this short again. we have watched the stars at night so many times, with my husband pointing out the different constellations. I know this is a story of a long lost love that has gone on but it still was so touching and the thought of this kind of loss really touched me this morinng.

Great and beautiful hub.

Sunnie


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sonia05 5 years ago from india

beautiful poem! very heart-warming,I must say! Thank you for sharing!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

OOOH! Sunnie. We do both seem to hit a spot with eachothers´writings. l´m so glad you liked this one.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hello sonia05 very kind comment. Thank you.


alastar packer 5 years ago

Perhaps that which we love is truly shining behind our own little satellite...like a star; and the song which ends with, "There's no dark-side to the moon..really...as a matter of fact it's all dark" could only have come from the mind of an unromantic, never from one like you Dim.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you so much. It was just one of those things, one night when l couldn´t sleep. You know you look up and the sky was made for poetry.

l appreciate all your encouragement.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

A tale of a love that lights up your night sky. Pure beauty.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

thank you so much, mckbirdsks


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

This is so full of love. You are full of love. Beautiful and awesome!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Your comment brought tears to my eyes.,because l know how beautiful your poetry is. Thank you so much, blaise.


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

*hugs* Your poems are inspiring and uplifting. Your words are much beautiful than the sky at night. And this one has moved me so much. You're one of the best writers I treasure here. XO


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

l find that an incredible compliment. Thank you.


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....well you are my shining star and I have been blessed with the honor of meeting you here at the Hub my friend - and interacting with you over the past year as an esteemed colleague and the lovely lady that you are ......lake erie time 2:35pm Wednesday


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

What a lovely comment. l have also enjoyed a year of you making me laugh and cry. Your hubs are unique.!

Lake eerie time 2.35. Wednsday was about half an hour ago, so that makes it The Lake distrct, North of England 7.45.p.m. It´s 8.15 now.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..one of my favorites from you my friend so it's always worth a revisit as classics often do have that affect on the reader and I am just come out of the water a half hour ago - I love that time of night where the light is changing with about a hour left of daylight. So I went for a swim in lake erie around 9:20pm - it's now 9:59pm and yes that's our Canadian summer - short lived but it feels so good after a prolonged winter - thank you for your visit - it's always a thrill to hear from a writer of your calibre and truly, one of the best people I've met at the Hub over the past year. Happy Canada day - it was July 1 and this was our holiday weekend .....


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hello!!!!! Thanks for the re-visit. Your comments are always so encouraging for me.

l had no idea there was a Happy Canada day, just today 4th of July when the U.S. had had enough of we British ruling the roost.

Hope you had a good weekend. Thanks again for all your kind words.


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Dim, this is so hauntingly beautiful..so lovingly deep, the yearning and need in these words are so heartfelt that I feel as if I could touch them...this kind of love is like no other. I can't imagine what it will be like when my very best friend (and former lover..now, my best friend for life)is here no more. When the thought occurs to me, I feel fear and lonliness like no other because, there is a soulmate, 'understanding' connection that I've felt with no other...little things, big things...everyday feelings, beliefs...I think this is the soulmate you are describing who is no longer here and you ache with the absense of this person. Very very deep and moving, Dim...WOW! What a big heart and sweet spirit you are! UP and Awesome and Beautiful...so beautiful


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Dim dear! How sweetly wonderful. I'm in awe of how love can be. I'm in awe of love and devotion. I'm in awe of your wonderful soul.

I wish I could write a sonnet,

To fit in your bonnet.

I wish I could bring you the moon.

I wish I could write you a tune.

I wish upon your very star,

To make you more than what you are.

But is it likely for you to be any more?

You are love and beauty - to your very core.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

WOW! Sure you´re talking about me?. You are so kind. Love you to bits.

Thanks for supporting me.

Take care.


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DREAM ON 5 years ago

Love the picutes as well the wonderful poem!I love this line.I scan the sky for what may be.Thanks for sharing.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks for reading... Always a pleasure to see you on my page., well ´see´the gorgeous cat, anyway.


Binaya.Ghimire 5 years ago

You are deft at creating lively atmosphere in your composition.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

What a beautiful comment,. Thank you

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