Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Colors of the Stars


Practicing Make-Believe


i  walked alone in the night
the princess of snow
my toes finding purchase
in hummus staked by the moon.

i walked alone in the night
until the stars 
crested and fell
each telling me its story
of unexplained light
as it descended

and i learned to listen
to the colors of their light
as each cried 

in its ferocity.





copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

posted for dverse

23 comments:

  1. ...and I learned to listen...the most important thing for us all.

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  2. learning to listen even to the silent things as everything has a voice... beautifully penned audrey

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  3. listening ism ore important than speaking, she is doing the right thing

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  4. I like the use of repetition and the imagery here.

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  5. silence speaks volumes... the stars tell stories...

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  6. Crying stars telling their stories...nice image.

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  7. This has an ethereal element with the princess of snow ~

    That last 4 lines just summed it up beautifully for me Audrey ~ Thanks for participating and wishing you happy week ~

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  8. nice...that last stanza....learning to the listen...to their cries and ferocity....creates a great contrast...and def makes a statement....

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  9. stars are rarely quiet .. maybe if we listen more carefully they don't need to be ferocious.. listen to the light is such a strong image.

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  10. If one is alone among stars falling, one is not really alone....especially if one listens and is gifted with the stars' tales. Beautiful, Audrey!

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  11. There is beauty in a starry sky. The kind of beauty that should lead us to pause and listen. Very good poem, Audrey!

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  12. We must always hear the cries of others and respond.

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  13. A fantastic response to the art and stands on it own. "each telling me its story", beautiful!

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  14. A very nice bare set of words - lovely imagery of stars.

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  15. Learning to listen to the colors... I like that.

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  16. 'Listen the colors' - our way to learn :)x

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  17. Hi - I love the use of the word purchase - I think it's so powerful when used that way.
    You may want to edit hummus to humus - although I am very fond of chick-peas.

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  18. ahh...listening to the stars...I want to do that tonight! And eat hummus, yum....hehe

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  19. You make learning to listen magical - and, in many ways, I suppose it is. Lovely, Audrey.

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  20. storytelling stars… lovely. That would be some company…

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  21. Learning to listen is a gift. Lovely.

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  22. I've always admired those who can write poetry. Mine always comes out sounding stupid.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/09/5775.html

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