on space

as I die will I remember
when we were in our teens
walking you home, my bicycle to hand
under a sky so deep
the enormity of creation emphasised
the insignificance of us?

~

CLP 25/12/2021

on light

we, who came from stars
are sure that we will return
to from whence we came

~

CLP 10/11/2021

Dream #14

the Moon lies

in some galactic gutter

off his face on space junk

leaving all the lights on

so many colours, constellations confused

by brilliance of the luminous clutter

and you here, warm, safe, sound asleep

to the universal song and dance

of the stars going loopy

given their chance

~

CLP 09/06/2021

Dream #6

so silent this blue turns black

nothing moves on Earth

a meteor streak

a faint schwoosh far off

sprinkled stardust

dissolves into tapestry of night

~

CLP 31/05/2021

L3 (Day 43): Carrow Hill

Here’s white light, no heat

Heaven’s lights will shine bright tonight

In this brilliant galaxy

how will you hear

the star that calls to you?

~

CLP 18/02/2021

On Memory ix

too hot for covers

makeshift bed on balcony

tracing shooting stars

~

CLP 05/01/2021

On the Moon

New, she draws out light

enlivens heaven’s starred cloth

that wraps all in dreams

~

https://www.moongiant.com/phase/10/16/2020

CLP 16/09/2020

On High

Clouds cleared, stars shone bright

Beneath The Plough, just to the right

Tear drop of comet

Smeared on the night

~

n.b. Absolutely beautiful. It is worth waiting up for comet Neowise. An omen? Whatever. It is wondrous.

Please excuse my rough star map (copyright Really Badly Drawn Star Guides inc).

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CLP 20/07/2020

On High

Drape of perfect blue

Dissolved by summer heat

Reveals heaven’s gifts

~

CLP 19/07/2020

Stars

I had forgotten

The magic of heaven’s lights

Dancers beyond clouds

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n.b. Delighted to look up tonight and be able to see the pinpricks of stars. We have had quite a few days of cloud cover of late.

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CLP 18/02/2020