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May Day 19


are for
wishing on
but even more,
stars reveal our capacity for hope


Poetry form for the month of May: Tetractys/5 lines/syllable count 1-2-3-4-10.

Stars – Monday with the Muse

the stars want me to think
that they have thousands of
wishes for the asking
but I know they only
want me to open my heart…
their tiny light is no more
than the dying remnant
of a star that was…
I keep my dreams close


Magnetic Poetry Online

Magic & Stars Haiku

clouds shape-shift by day
and night stars are avatars
magic born of light

the star-crossed lovers
seek magic’s intervention
what will be will be

kat – 13 September 2016

This Haiku is for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge, prompt words: Magic and Stars.

The Brightest Star



Photo by ©Jess Mann

The Brightest Star

I used to wish upon the brightest star
that you and I would love eternally
on nights we’d sit at water’s edge til dawn
and dream about the future you and me
but stars cannot be trusted with our dreams
they’re just a pale reflection of the past
illusions of a light that’s long since died
and proof that nothing in this world lasts
‘twas just a silly wish I held onto
that I would never walk this path alone
but fate usurped star’s power in the end
the reaper took his cue and called you home
I still sit by the river late at night
but not to wish or dream as lovers do
I seek the brightest star that I can find
and wonder to myself if it is you.

kat ~ 31 August 2016

This poem is in response to Jane Dougherty’s Challenge to write a metered poem in Tetrameter (four beats to the line) or Pentameter (five beats). I chose the latter and while it was not compulsory for my poem to rhyme, it ended up that way. It reads like a ballad…a throwback to my songwriting days. The prompt words that Jane suggested are Stars, Night and Water and the photo prompt above is loaned to us by ©Jess Mann.



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