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A Poem: The Stars Need More

Poetry of Stars

Matt Rafferty, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

Hello to new days and a night that brings us stars above. Have you ever wondered about the stars and their needs? Perhaps, the stars need more…

The Stars Need More

The stars need more than heaven.
You see, they long for our awe-filled lines,
Our large eyes through telescopes, and
Visions we have of their part in our goals.

The stars need more than light –
They require form, freedom of touch, and
Perhaps even a burst or two for good luck.

The stars are cold in the knowledge that
They outlast our bodies, yet stay
Warm in the safety of what
Hope they provide for our minds.

Dear stars above, may
You rest well tonight.

©2014 Christy Birmingham

This poem is inspired by a recent writing prompt provided at Jeremy’s Daily Challenge. Thank-you!

May your day be filled with stars of hope and led by dreams. ~christyb

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  1. Beautiful and never quite thought of the stars this way, but truly made me look at them in a whole new light tonight ☺️

  2. Lovely as always Christy! You have a writer’s heart and soul.

  3. Pretty words to ponder from a pretty soul of wonder. Thank you, Christy <3

  4. Tobias

     /  February 17, 2014

    A very touching poem Christy. :)

  5. Cynthia

     /  February 17, 2014

    The idea of “dear stars above” is a lovely one especially as I read this poem at night. ;)

  6. Helo Christy.

    A beautiful poem here!… I´ll drop some lines using some technical features of stars (sigh)

    As the definition online says: “Stars are mass of gas held held together by its own gravity being its balanced energy (inward-directed gravitational forces /outward-directed gas) the source of their own light”. At: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/star

    Stars “need more than heaven”, “They require form, freedom of touch”.
    Their own balanced energy bring us light from above.
    The sun is the brightest star and shines during the day.
    But these celestial bodies also join us in twinkling dreams at night, as we sleep peacefully below the same sky in which they are statically fixed .
    Even more, as you have well pointed long living stars”outlast our bodies” being visible at night when all is darkness and nothing is visible at all.
    They are our golden aim, the unattainable shape of our dreams, maybe made with the same “stuff that dreams are made of”.
    Our dreams and hopes are also made of stardust that is why If we ever see a shooting star ,we just tend to close our eyes and to make a wish.

    Twinkle stars night for you, xo
    Aquileana :)

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    • Hi Aqui,

      Yes, stars symbolize hopes and dreams, as well as taking the scientific forms you explain here. So well put! You delve into the different layers of the starry night and all it holds for us. I’m really happy you enjoyed the read about this one, especially given our past conversations of stars and all.

      The Twinkle stars are smiling down on you, as am I!

      Thanks for the share on Twitter, the friendship hugs and all that you have brought into my life!


      • Christy,
        Even when you think, your rational language is still poetic… I love to read your insights here,
        Yes I agree stars symbolize our aims, the unreachable dreams (wink wink to the song called this same way )…
        No matter if it is daytime now, our stars keep shining above.
        So twinkling stars are also looking for you now, like guardian fireflies
        Love, Aquileana ;)

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  7. Oh what lovely thoughts to warm one’s heart and soul. Our connection with the stars has come alive in your beautiful lines…”they long for our awe-filled lines”. Beautiful poem, Christy.

  8. How delightful my sweet friend :)

    Andro xxxx

  9. Reblogged this on Nient'Affatto.

  10. A new slant on how we should see the stars above Christy, a lovely thought-filled poem, … I hope they know I’m looking and wishing too. hugs to you … xPenx

  11. See Christyb? Once again, you demonstrate your unique way of looking at everything…. Beautiful. “:) ~R

  12. Really good poem.

  13. Really nice poem. We all view the stars with great wonder. I think that’s why they try to shine their brightest.

  14. A beautifully composed and most welcome glimpse at the night sky. After the severe storms that hit the UK last week we have had a couple of cloud free nights and this just captures that awesome sense of wonder.

    Thank you for joining the challenge sweet Christy B


  15. Your poem has me thinking about the last time I really looked up into the night sky. It’s been months, but I guess that’s normal during the cloudy and cold winter months. Yet I can “see” the start day or night by using the Sky Guide app on my iPhone. So even though I’m not commenting directly on the lines here, it’s still quite nice how those lines conjure a series of associations :)

  16. A place not far from here, afloat upon serpentine water, where once wool was washed more than a hundred years ago. It felt so good to reach out, to touch the stars, and watch each ripple as they dance to their resonance. For hardly, these stars, they come rare, to travel many places in an instant, and to let one touch them so, once, even sighted them dancing just above a coral reef. Then to look back up again, into that great escape, the way… What came to mind.reading, and listening.

  17. Wonderful poem dear Christy.. Stars inspire awe in their magical existence, as they hang sparkling in the heavens.. Teaching us there is more to life than we could ever imagine… And that we are but specs of star dust within the cosmos .. It brings you down to Earth with a bang, as you understand that although we Humans think we are the super species of our planet. We really are just babies in our understanding of the Universe and all her mysteries..

    Wonderful thoughts that yes, gets us thinking! :-)
    Hugs dear Christy..

    Sue xoxox

    • It’s so true that we are the “babies” of the universe, Sue. We are surrounded by spirits much older than us yet try to evoke our power over it all – no wonder there are issues! HUGS to you and love your perspective in your comment here xo

  18. How lovely to think that the stars have needs too. I will think of this lovely poem next time I gaze at the night sky!

  19. The Regular Guy NYC

     /  February 19, 2014

    Living in the bright lights of NYC we never really see the stars at night. Never thought about them as entities with needs. Cool poem.

  20. Such a powerful poem my friend! Sometimes, I love gazing at the stars, wondering at the powers that held the universe intact!

  21. Just calling in for another read of this
    one Christy :) Have a very nice weekend
    my sweet friend :)

    Andro xxxx

  22. Cool perspective. I like the personification of the stars. :)

  23. Hi, Christie! While I enjoy all the beauty of the “thoughts” of the stars, I especially like that it is their “safety in the hope they provide for our minds” that keeps them warm. I feel warm in the knowledge they are there after reading your lovely poem.

  24. Lovely poem, Christy, and I will remember it next time I say “hello” to the magical stars above…xxx

  25. How lovely to ponder the stars in this way! Love this poem :)

  26. How lovely, my dear friend Christy! May the stars continue to dance and twinkle as they look down on you from their home in the heavens, and bring their beautiful glow to your eyes … love and hugs, Julie xoxox

  27. Dear Christy.
    Your Universe Awareness! It indicates the level of self actuality. The stars, billions of galaxies, they like us, were born – become adults – old and eventually die. The stars, related to each other, with difficult physics laws.

    The main task of the stars: In order for humans to achieve universe awareness, to achieve self-awareness! According to you: They outlast our bodies. :)

    You are right, you have to be in the dimensions of the universe, where they detonated and born … :)

    • Wonderful, Hilal! I like the way you look at the universe, the stars and our awe-inspiring connection. You see many of the deeper levels that I strived to create and for that I thank you! :)


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