Sentinel Star


Sentinel Star

Distant star within my sight
Shining down on me tonight
Won’t you send your charm my way
Make my worries go away

Shine good fortune on this soul
Longing to be once more whole
Banish sorrow and dismay
As I greet the newborn day

The prompt at dVerse, posed by Frank Hubeny is to write a tanaga – four line stanzas with seven-syllable lines, often rhyming and with either the same or variable rhyme patterns. I’ve chosen a simple rhyme pattern, and I’ll admit I was influenced by Frank’s example of “Twinkle, twinkle little star.”

Image: NASA/ESA/HUBBLE via Astronomy Picture of the Day