Meteors and Stars

Meteors and Stars
A shove gets us out of bed, and down the stairs we go
Grabbing fleece to where our chariot awaits
To take us to the godly place
Where the heavenly show begins.
We park in silence knowing our parts
Then enter stage right to begin.

Sky casts round our heads
Early morning coats our breath
We walk into colossal field and stop.
Bodies swelling into each other the better to stay still
While we look upwards towards the starry streaks
That pierce the sky, and shimmer as they fade
Against the backdrop of real summer stars.

After heaven’s orations and our adoration
We disentangle our limbs and finally leave
Our heads hanging down in relief
The sky show is finished, the flares burning out
Except for one or two we leave about,
We bade goodnight and return via Appian Way to sleep.

Ava Hypatia

Prompt by D’Verse Poets


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6 Responses to Meteors and Stars

  1. Bodhirose says:

    Oh, I love this because it reminded me of when I and one or more of my siblings would walk down our street at night to the golf course and go lay out there and watch the stars, some streaking across the sky. Thanks for the memories!
    Gayle ~


  2. So fun. I love the fantasy and the layers in this delightful poem. So glad you shared it with us.


  3. Sumana Roy says:

    the poem reminds me of the leonid meteor shower i had witnessed a few years ago here in India.. a heavenly show indeed…


  4. I have never seen such a thing… it seems that whenever it’s due we have a cloudy sky.. a great show and a reason to go up at night.


  5. Escape from so-cAlled
    sacred text.. etchiNg
    iN cosmoLogical
    events of skies..
    noW freeR
    sOar hiGher iN EYes
    in deed..
    in spirit..
    by far..


  6. ghostmmnc says:

    Wonderful! Watching the night sky is one of my favorite things to do!


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