As the Stars Would Have It ~ quadrille

As the Stars Would Have It

The sky has been ours
from the moment we met

Whispered words of light
in vision and dreams

Blue nebulae in the dark of night
Embrace of sun and moon

I in your orbit, you in mine,
just as the stars would have it

This is my response to Quadrille #112: The Sky’s the Limit,
the prompt from De Jackson at dVerse Poets Pub,
which is to use a form of the word sky in a 44-word poem,
with no required meter or rhyme.

Image: the banner from our wedding,
held on the lawn of the lighthouse at Presque Isle, Erie, Pennsylvania

cracked sky – #writephoto

cracked sky

vision of home
through a rent in the night
longing for distant memories
far off


For my response to Sue Vincent’s (Daily Echo) Thursday Photo Prompt – Look Out – #writephoto,  I wrote a cinquain and layered Sue’s photo over a starscape to convey the image I saw in her photo – a tear in the fabric of space.
Cinquain ~ a five line poem formatted with:
                              ~ a syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2, or
                              ~ a word count of 1-2-3-4-1
                                  with the second & third lines as descriptors,
                                  the fourth line an emotion and
                                  the fifth line a synonym or reflection of the first line

Image source (bottom layer): Wikipedia, © Todd Vance, adapted as allowed through Creative Common license

In Living Color

In Living Color

the search for images
lush with color,
as I gaze into the night sky.

Ambient light,
street lights, yard lights,
even city lights
beyond a neighboring bluff,
ensure the erasure of
a portion of those stars
visible to me.

Hubble and its cousins,
with exotic images
in light and resolution
beyond the grasp of
my unaided eyes,
fuel my desire to gaze skyward.

Points of light lead me to
speculate on events
and circumstances elsewhere,
whether light years away
or just around the world.

Just as easily, they take me
in a more abstract direction,
as I connect the dots of
events in my own life,
images that come to me
in living color.

Working and its limits, a poem from Poems from in between took me in this direction.

Image Source: Astronomy Picture of the Day – 2015 July 24
Image Credit: GALEX, JPL-Calech, NASA