star light, star bright

Starlight

Bushel baskets of lamp lit stars
spill across the Ozark night’s sky,
tied together with lustrous constellations
and ‘wish I may, wish I might’ longings.

Rare and precious,
these nights, these singular nights,
when the lonesome stars will lean down
so close, we bump our heads on them.

Gathering the celestial windfalls,
along our evening’s path,
we fill our pockets with first star wishes
and carry the sparkling night sky
all the way home.

19 thoughts on “star light, star bright

  1. Bushel baskets of lamp lit stars….out here in the country, this line sang to me. Thinking of the stars of fruit, being able to fill our pockets with them – absolutely wondrous and incredible.

  2. What a spectacular night ~ I specially love these lines:

    we fill our pockets with first star wishes
    and carry the sparkling night sky
    all the way home.

    Beautiful writing Kathleen ~

  3. Living near several big cities,our skies are nearly starless; but we do drive regular to the arid side of WA just to watch the drama of the constellations, the falling, shining, & twinkling. Your last stanza is killer, your word choices are inspired.

  4. Somewhere long ago.. somewhere in a desert of loneliness flow.. one and then another.. start scratching imaginary connections of stars in desert sand below..

    And then there is a letter of geometry and flow.. a word.. a paragraph.. and when emotions do finally flow in poetic words of expression..

    There is this.. and i enjoy it

    very much.. with smiles..

    as well..:)

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