Children of the stars

Continuing with Jilly’s August challenge and the last of the Jim Harrison quotes.

“Why does the mind compose this music well before the words occur?”


Children of the stars, we,

drops of glittering light

that grew and grew in the holy dark,

rocked by the lilting song of the spheres,

washed by salty seas

in the pulsing tides of the heart.

Sprung, a fish-leap,

from quiet ocean in a fountain of mirth,

we swim in enfolding arms,

listening to the music of beyond,

until our bleary eyes focus on the dreaming sky,

and we learn to reach for the stars.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

31 thoughts on “Children of the stars”

  1. You make this look so easy. You should have a poet’s nickname. Like years ago someone gave Eric C. the nickname “Slowhand” because he looked so effortless as he played guitar. …maybe “Lighthand.” No. I’ll keep on it!

      1. My Lord, I did not ‘appen to observe the dye-fendant purloining any portions of known poe-ography. (Or something like that….) 🙂

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