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Love Letters From an Astronaut

Updated on January 2, 2014
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Love Letters From An Astronaunt

by Laura Summerville Reed


My paperweight eyes

Pin your voice to the desktop

I save the souvenirs

But love letters

From an astronaut

Rarely make it through the atmosphere

I watch you from a low window

My reflection catches on the pane

Tiny white parhelia

A sycophant of the sun


You are meteor

You are fame

You are one giant step

Into the flame


I step to my low window

To catch the love letters

From an astronaut

A weary man

With haggard thoughts

Waits for me inside

The house of tall windows

Never looking outside

To gaze upon the stars

We’ve made

To guide ourselves by

©LSR 2011

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      Augustine A Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

      I feel privileged to speak first about the piece. Transcends time and space. Silky smooth, love it.

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      lalesu 5 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      My dear Augustine, I wouldn't have it any other way. You know how highly I value your opinion. Thank you. ~ Laura

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      Absolutely lovely! I look forward to reading more hubs by you!

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      lalesu 5 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Thank you, K. for visiting with me, I'm so very happy to meet you and glad you enjoyed this one. ~ Laura

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      David Walston 5 years ago from The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) (m-M)_0 = 18.41, or 48 kpc (~157,000

      I have a map for you... fINE PIECE...

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      lalesu 5 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Ahhh, thank you AP, may I borrow it for a moment? The one I have has so much written between the lines I can barely make sense of it all, haha! ~ Laura

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      Gerg 5 years ago from California

      You have such a beautiful way with metaphors and images, lalesu. Nice ~

      G

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      lalesu 5 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Thank you, Gerg. That means a great deal coming from you, you're writing is quite eloquent. You do capture a metaphor beautifully. ~ Laura

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      Rob Welsh 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Oh wow.. So many fine shells I found looking over the shoulders of those like Nellianna. I will enjoy all you write and feel proud of my ability to stand on my toes and see that there pearls within hidden pages on this site and great shoulders to look over. Great work! Thank you Poet.

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      lalesu 5 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

      Pearldiver, I'm humbled by your kind and generous words. Nellieanna is an extraordinary talent. To be mentioned in the same breath as she is such an honor. Thank you.

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