A sea of stars

We’re in the big build up to the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice in 1918. This triolet came out as a small tribute, and was inspired by Paul Militaru’s lovely photo. Thank you, Paul for letting me borrow it.stars-on-water

 

The river rolls, an ocean full of stars,

A constellation tossed upon the waves,

A pebble tossed, the sky’s bright tribute mars.

The river rolls, an ocean full of stars,

Embroidered notes of ghostly brass fanfares,

A coverlet of light for unmarked graves.

The river rolls, an ocean full of stars,

A pebble tossed, the sky’s bright tribute mars.

 

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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.

26 thoughts on “A sea of stars”

    1. I hadn’t heard about the shooting, just saw it on twitter now. Blame the killer not the gun, guns don’t kill it’s people who kill blah blah blah. It’s a sick society, as my dad would have said.

      1. I scratch my head to understand how without the gun so many could have been killed but that’s the line National Retarded Association sings, ” Guns don’t kill …..”.

      2. I’m past worrying about it. If they want to arm the entire population just do it, but stop bleating off about thoughts and prayers. The rest of the poor world understands why it’s sick, if the US can’t that’s their problem.

  1. This was so wonderful. I love night-poems, especially those with specks of light swimming in them. Dark, deep, lush, soft, wet, chilly and all the good things that the dark is made of.

  2. Unbelievable foto. Paul is great, but you are also. The image as the poem showing freedom, but the last line remembers on the refugees gone dead. Thank you also for the remembrance, Jane! Best wishes, Michael

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