Monday, 21 April 2014

The Myriad Stars

The myriad stars - diamond points of night-
Make a great journey across the sky;
Day’s spoked and beautiful columns of light
Are majestic ladders descending from high;
Behind the gentle waft of zephyr breeze
Is the wind’s vast, relentless, shifting heft;
Within the shimmer of the glistening seas
Is the eternal crash on cliff and cleft.
In mystery and wonder we stop and stare,
Search for meaning, a firm rock of belief,
And seeing the shooting star’s final flare
Or the spiralling flutter of a falling leaf,
Meditate upon vast Time’s eternity
And fleeting life’s momentary brevity.

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