The motion of the stars

A tritina for the Secret Keeper’s five word challenge. The words are:

NUMB | MOTION | FAME | RULES | SMASH

 

The motion of the stars sends me to sleep,

On nights when owls rush through the darkling trees,

And thoughts rain down like fish caught in a net.

 

I feel no pain, swept in the sky’s wide net,

Eased by the glitter into thoughtless sleep,

I let the moonlight dapple windless trees.

 

Silence breaks with owl cry in the trees,

Some small thing trapped in nature’s red-raw net—

She rules the scampering night while others sleep.

 

Sleep rocks the trees in the stars’ glorious net.

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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.

16 thoughts on “The motion of the stars”

      1. The owls were making a rare din last night, hunting across the mown meadow, and at 4.30 a heron decided it was time to wake up the rest of the bird population.

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