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 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months 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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This is truly lovely and inspirational Chris. How the stars and moon in the night sky. Can give so much comfort and peace.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Many thanks Dawn. As you've seen I am a big fan of star gazing. Thank you for your review.
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nice reminder to look outside at night every once in while.. it's easy to forget to do so during the winters when going out at night is such a chilling prospect

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Most appreciated.

Chris
We have no skylight to view the stars
But come to live here my dear
Open the curtains and stand by the window
To look over the dark landscape
To the distant hills
Stars - and - moon
maybe the odd cottage window light

I will view them differently from now on

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

What a lovely response Wild Rose. Sounds as though you have spectacular views of the heavens through.. read more
A very sincere piece that actually says the protagonist has to seek comfort in the arms of nature's night!
Another flowing poem.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you John. I am not a good sleeper and often find myself gazing at the stars. Beautiful it is t.. read more
There is something exhilerating about a starry sky! Don't know why but it reminds me of Van Gogh's painting. Of course that was a starry night on steroids!
Tom

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

I remember Van Gigh's painting too. My brother has a print on his kitchen wall and I always stop and.. read more
What a lovely ode to the stars, and yes how much pleasure they can bring in those still moments at nightime when we are alone and contemplating the day.
I cannot imagine a night sky devoid of moon or stars ...

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Something magical about moonlight and stars Stella. Always does it for me. Thank you for your lovely.. read more
Stella Armour

4 Months Ago

Always a pleasure to read you Chris ☼
Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you Stella. I enjoy your work too :)
How beautiful is that?! I can just visualise the stars and I will think of your poem when I gaze up into a dark night sky.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you SessyK. Pleased you enjoyed the read. Star gazing is something I do. I've always done it, .. read more
Nice write, you are a star...

Posted 5 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months 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 5 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

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

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Dr. YumnaKay

5 Months Ago

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

5 Months 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 5 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

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

5 Months Ago

Catching up with a few reads....and all very good reads here :))

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Christine Anne Shaw

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