I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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11 June 2017

Star

















Star light, star bright –
working magic
to grant a wish,
her hands conjure
a puff of light.

The star of hope
still shines tonight
above the world 
of darkness,
far but bright.

From this long tunnel
we shall come out,
she promises,
her golden light
blowing kisses.

Good night, 
child of light.
A star is watching 
over you.
Sleep tight.


For Words Count with Mama Zen at 'imaginary garden with real toads', we were asked to pull a Tarot card and be inspired by it. The Star card does represent hope, optimism and the light at the end of the tunnel, which fits well with the idea of wishing on a star.

Also shared at Poets United's Poetry Pantry #358.

Image: the Star card from myTarot Muchas deck, used in accordance with Fair use.

27 comments:

  1. The bright image of those kisses, the lighted love that trails behind it, the protection in the wish... Oh, sweet Rosemary, just so beautiful.

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  2. Love this, Rosemary. My favorite is
    "The star of hope ... (still shining) tonight above the world of darkness, far but bright."
    Makes me want to believe the cards. I came thinking that you knew these cards and had a great appreciation of their wisdom filled messages. You did not disappoint. Nicely written, as usual. Thank you.
    ..

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  3. I love this wishful poem, Rosemary.

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  4. I love this especially the image of "her golden light blowing kisses." Beautifully executed!

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  5. This would be a perfectly beautiful lullaby too. So much comfort in this piece.

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  6. After that sweet song, I will.

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  7. It reads like a beautiful lullaby. :-)
    -HA

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  8. "From this long tunnel, we will come out, she promises." Oh and I so need to believe!!!!!!

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  9. Ah, what a peace-giving poem, Rosemary. I think we should all think of such a star watching over us as we sleep!!

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  10. her hands conjure
    a puff of light.. i love that image of starlight being created!

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  11. With so many of us wishing on the stars they must be quite confused, so perhaps we shouldn't expect too much when we don't get all we wished for. That long tunnel surely has an ending, hasn't it?

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  12. I love that 'puff of light'. Beautiful.

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  13. With so much uncertainty and fear in the world these days, such assurances are like water. I'd say the right poet pulled the right card.

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  14. She sounds like a good guardian of the night

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  15. far off maybe but you bring the magic word of hope with your star

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  16. Beautiful magical whimsical

    much love...

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  17. Oh, I do believe in the star of hope shining bright, but distant, Rosemary. Somehow, in spite of man's misdeeds, this old world goes on. You've given us a bright light this Sunday morning! Thank you.

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  18. I love the rhymes that makes this something I would like to whisper to a child.

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  19. That was some inspiration...
    ZQ

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  20. Loved the prompt that you worked from and the wonderful direction that it took you in. My favorite stanza:

    "From this long tunnel
    we shall come out,
    she promises,
    her golden light
    blowing kisses."

    ~ ~ ~ sigh ~ ~ ~

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  21. This is wonderful and a great card to have pulled. I often pull a card to see what words of wisdom will take form.

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    1. Really like what you did with the prompt. I too, have used the Tarot and especially like your view of its symbolism. Then connecting it to the childhood poem, we have all chanted at some point, is just plain good work.

      Elizabeth

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  22. A star is watching over you.
    Sleep tight.

    A guardian angel always watching over the good-hearted. Isn't it wonderful!

    Hank

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  23. I do so hope there is a way through the tunnel.

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  24. I think we could all use some simple reassurance these days, Rosemary.

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  25. Now that is a fine card to draw! Lovely image, lovely words. (sorry it took so long to read and respond to this prompt)

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