Sky Calling


The stars are sharp
tonight, tongues of fire
that freeze and float
…………..and fall,
and we wish
they would un-Braille
….us, sing
these syllables
in a language we might
hear and

The moon?
……..She’s just
a golden-throated swallow
with a voice of stone.


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28 Responses to Sky Calling

  1. kanzensakura says:

    Lovely description of the moon De! See why we missed you?

  2. I do love the vitality of those stars… sometimes I do realize that moon is a mere reflection of the day… but stars is something so much more…

  3. I love the description of the moon- wow!

  4. The stars are falling tonight, how appropriate! Your stony moon is splendid!

  5. kim881 says:

    You’ve given the sky a beautiful voice, De. I love the ‘tongues of fire that freeze and float’ and the moon, ‘a golden-throated swallow with a voice of stone’.

  6. robtkistner says:

    I loved this De. I love tge moon. The moon is a tricky mistress…

  7. Beverly Crawford says:

    Oh dear, stars with tongues of fire and moon with voice of stone. Like United Airlines, I’d hoped for friendly skies!

  8. msjadeli says:

    I like the idea of gaining vision from the stars. I’m sure anyone into astrology would agree they already do….

  9. Oh! That moon as golden-throated swallow. How gorgeous!

  10. Oh! The moon as golden-throated swallow. How gorgeous.

  11. Mish says:

    Hmm..I wonder who we should listen to…those cryptic, fiery stars or dear, stoic Luna. Just love the contrasts you’ve created here.

  12. Grace says:

    That moon is a visual beauty though mute and silent. I love how the stars are sharp tonight.

  13. lynn__ says:

    Fabulous, De…i can hear your sky voices!

  14. Truedessa says:

    The sky truly has a magnificent voice. All we need do is listen.

  15. rothpoetry says:

    Voices of fire or stone! I guess we will keep on waiting… still blinded by the light…

  16. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    DE, this is delightful. Your last line is killer. We forget that most of the stars we “see” have been dead for centuries. We look at a single atom and is mostly empty space. The nucleus only appears
    as we look for it.

  17. qbit says:

    “a golden-throated swallow with a voice of stone.” Oh!!! That is perfect.

  18. merrildsmith says:

    Oh my! Such wonderful images here of stars and moon. Glorious and elegant.

  19. memadtwo says:

    I love the Braille metaphor. The sky is full of voices, and your singing of them is lovely. (K)

  20. calmkate says:

    your use of braille here is strong in this metaphor of voices …

  21. Just Barry says:

    You had me at the sharp stars, and kept me through the stone-voiced moon.

  22. iidorun says:

    To be un-brailled so to understand the message from the stars…lovely sentiment!

  23. Lona Gynt says:

    Just fabulous De.
    I was also thinking of stars when contemplating voice, but the stars ended up tangential to mine. I contemplate a starlight voice speaking out of a past that is dead, but lives in the moment through the light… the light lives. Your sharp stars mindfully anchors them in our present, longing to understand them. And your golden stone-voiced moon! This isn’t a competition or a poetry slam, but this is my fav so far with this q44 group.

  24. Lona Gynt says:

    Also… I love the winking 😉 inversion of wishing on a star. We usually demand things of the stars, when in fact the stars don’t owe us a thing. How beautiful that your star wish is to simply understand them. 💫

  25. Last stanza knocked me out, De. Fabulous!

  26. Sturgeon Full Moon to:
    Aquarian too
    August Now
    New Age in
    One Moon
    Love Around
    the World Full
    Somewhere away
    From: Dark Side Atop

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