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Distant Reflections: a Poem About Light

Updated on December 16, 2013

 Light reflected

                    from the sun

              makes the moon to shine.


And light reflected

                     from a glass

               gives us a view of us.


Ripples on a pond, the reflections

                       of the wind, or,

               perhaps a stone.


We find our way (and so do bats)

                         with reflections

                made of sound.


And from the planets far,

                          we see our own sun's glow

                  reflected back to us.


And (so I'm told) our earthly lights

                          reflect back into space.


So I reflect, in silent thought

                         upon the idea

              of a thousand and one distant suns

                                basking in our earthly glow.



© 7-88; rev 12-28-95 C. Elizabeth Carl

© 6-5-10 C. Elizabeth (Carl) Elias


© 2010 Liz Elias


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    Liz Elias 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Thank you very much, Fossillady! ;-)

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    Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

    This is just beautiful and I like the last thought, it makes everything, the universe, connected!

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    Liz Elias 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

    epigramman, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and the depths of my soul as I take a humble bow.

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    epigramman 6 years ago are an international superstar of the highest writing ability because you make it look and read so easy - so effortlessly and that takes special talent to do so - and you do it very well - what can I say - I'm breathless!!!