Through the Skylight

Through the Skylight

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

I have loved the stars with fondness,
with passion and delight,
so when I lie here sleepless
I am thankful for their light,
that spangles in the Heavens
and has done all my life.

To those eyes that wink in darkness,
that enter in my room,
that chase away the demons,
the worries and the gloom,
I am thankful for your company
and the shadows you consume.

Through the skylight you are welcome,
at any time of year.
No need to seek an invite
as I'm grateful you appear
and the value that I place on you
is priceless, that is clear.





© 2018 Christine Anne Shaw



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the magic on this earth and what is beyond is clearly loved and expressed by you in this delicate poem that reads so well. tittle of poetry a big clue to what you talking about and this is great for people that read poetry as they can peace together with the clues in your poem ie wink and light etc etc. thank you for your company was sad as I feel the lowliness in your words. equally spun on head with the good ie chasing away the demons. deep words to describe negative bad places the mind brings us at night. the rhymes were magic and hit the right cord. in all a outstanding poem you have put together and I hope my positive feed back encourages you to keep writing and not to put down the stars I mean pen lol. thanking you.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Dear duck, that is certainly a glowing review and you've got me blushing. You've also given me a bit.. read more



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Nice write, you are a star...

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for reading Crosby. Much appreciated.

Chris
Stars are my second most favourite thing on the sky ;) There's definitely something soothing about stargazing, I think.
Your write is beautiful, as always. :)

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Dr Y. Another star gazer then. That is a beautiful babe on your avatar :)

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Dr. YumnaKay

2 Weeks Ago

:D you're welcome. Thank you too, that's my 3 months old nephew 😊😍
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

He's a cutie. I love babies. I have to make do with a kitten :)
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Gee
Flawless.
Love stargazing myself, but have yet to see a shooting star :(
Good morning Christine, hope you are well :))

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

All good here Gee. I have seen a shooting star, but haven't written about it. Star gazing a fascinat.. read more
Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Catching up with a few reads....and all very good reads here :))
Sky rays indeed do a great help in shooing away the demons. Haha I loved the imagery. It's like I relished visualising it.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you moog-drika. Pleased you picked up on some imagery. All good wishes.

Chris
I love skylights! A beautiful write Chris, on a such a topic, that we so take for granted. I love it, well done! :)

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

We have all that beauty at our finger tips and it is so unappreciated by many. Thank you Richard. Ha.. read more
What a calming, lovely poem, Chris. I think I just let out a deep sigh upon reading. I hadn't realized I was tense until the relaxation of your image made it apparent.

I used to have two skylights in a little apartment my husband and I built out in the middle of a field on a few acres. There was nothing there to interfere with the view, and I remember now how much I liked to sit in the dark on winter nights and gaze at the clear sky and its abundance of stars.

This poem is a beautiful love letter to the stars. I really enjoyed reading.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Eilis for sharing your experiences. A fellow star gazer. All good wishes.

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Letting the light in is crucial to being a well rounded human... and I mean ALL the light, especially the not so apparently bright or even dark light.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

To keep our lives balanced we need as much light as we do darkness. Thank you David.

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A lyrical, twinkling beauty of a poem Chris. So very true, stars “chase away the demons” that haunt us all. Maybe there are some few that don’t need or appreciate starlight, but do not count me among them. I wish I could word and construct pristine and perfectly radiant verses as you so skillfully do my friend. You never fail to inspire me. When you look up through your skylight at night my friend, know that we are looking at the same stars...

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

That is indeed a lovely thought Annette, that we see the same stars. All that beauty before us and n.. read more
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BBP
magically beautiful! I really loved this ode to the stars and couldn't agree more. The tribute was very well laid out and the rhyme flowed so nicely.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Many thank yous for your encouraging review BBP. I have a thing about stars :)

Chris
BBP

2 Weeks Ago

It's hard not too. I spend a lot of time camping in the desert and you can't beat the star view ther.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

That must be wonderful. Clear night's, no pollution, zillions of stars :)
Stars, the shimmering Stars indeed are a healing potion in all ways. Your words decipher the tune as a soothing voice clip in m y ears. They may be numberless in score, the values they carry for mankind on all planets are plenty as well... Wish for such starry nights to carry a ray of hope for each and everyone just like the morn sun rays... Nice read.


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank yoe SAGAR for your thoughtful review. Much appreciated and welcome to my page.

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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So happy to be here at Writerscafe, have received such a lovely warm welcome. I am looking forward to reading lots of poetry and getting to know many of the talented poets here. Happy to review, but h.. more..

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