Star-gestured Wishes

Star-gestured Wishes

A seed-at-zero, heaven-driven
from star-gestured wishes,
the light in your eyes shone with
the ripple-woven light of nebulae,
man-melting as it grew,
until our fair-formed love
became a never-to-be-broken vow.

I enjoyed writing Gone with the Tide in response to Laura Bloomsbury’s prompt for Poetics: love the words at dVerse, so I decided to give it another try. I leafed through my copy of Dylan Thomas poetry to find a new set of hyphenated words to use, this time balanced against the darker side of the first poem. The words I have used are seed-at-zero, heaven-driven, fair-formed, star-gestured, ripple-woven, man-melting, and never-to-be-broken, and I’m linking this to OpenLinkNight #241 at dVerse.

NGC 7023 – The Iris Nebula
© Tony Hallas via Astronomy Picture of the Day


38 thoughts on “Star-gestured Wishes

  1. Good on you for continuing with the DT theme; love what you did with /ripple-woven/. Perhaps the next step is to write one of these using your own compound words.

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    • Thank you. 🙂
      Early on, I gathered my love poems in a collection titled “The Nebulous Collection,” with a line, “a siren calls from an interstellar cloud,” so nebulae have been key to us from the beginning.

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