An Astronomer's Confession

An Astronomer's Confession

A Poem by Jeffrey Gershom

The intense feeling I have looking up at the sky during a clear, beautiful night.


An Astronomer's Confession



I see them in your eyes

sparkling with life lasting


When I look at the virgin expanse

of the celestial heavens,

I see you.

You comfort me during

long, nightly vigils.

Your many beauties

outreach the concept of infinity.

When the clouds hide your presence,

I still see you

in my memories,

in my pictures.

But for someone like me,

I can only relate to the things

within the boundry of my own time.

My home lies within the pure milk

of your warm and tender breasts,

nourishing my heart, my soul and my mind.

When I look at you

I see hope,

lasting hope,

infinite hope.

I shall always behold you

with intense love and respect.

© 2010 Jeffrey Gershom

Author's Note

Jeffrey Gershom
Another poem I wrote during my college days. I was studying to become an astronomer and couldn't help myself in finding similarities between my studies, which I cared deeply about, and a female student that shared my love for astronomy. Needless to say, our personal lives were "worlds" apart, so I had to settle with her memory each night I looked up.

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Great poem! Great tribute to your special friend!

Posted 7 Years Ago

A beautiful poem. A masterpiece. It wasn't exactly was I was expecting, but, instead, better! Good job!

Posted 7 Years Ago

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"When I look at you
I see hope,
lasting hope,
infinite hope.
I shall always behold you
with intense love and respect."

i love the entire poem, but
the ending flows so well :)


Posted 7 Years Ago

Wow, that was interesting to say the least! :3

I love astronomy/cosmology also, so this poem struck a soft soft for me, it was very well written and a quick enjoyable read :D

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on June 26, 2010
Last Updated on July 3, 2010
Tags: astronomy, love, wonder, science, confession


Jeffrey Gershom
Jeffrey Gershom

Grand Island, NE

I'm a survivor, a writer, a poet and a photographer. I love music in its varied forms. more..


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