Rose of the NightA Poem by Rick Puetter
...Ponderings on desease and mortality. To my friend, Barbara
The region around the south celestial pole. Photo: ESO (European southern Observatory) Online Digital Sky Survey. The southern hemisphere’s pole star. From Wikipedia: Sigma Octantis is approximately 270 light years from Earth, and is classified as a giant, with a spectral type of F0 III. It is a Delta Scuti variable, with magnitude varying by about 0.03 magnitudes over 2.3 hours. Also known as Polaris Australis.
A Co-write of Barbara Brown - http://www.writerscafe.org/bbrown
and Rick Puetter - http://www.writerscafe.org/rpuetter
Thank you Barbara for the inspiration!
Rose of the Night
…A co-write with BLBrown (http://www.writerscafe.org/bbrown)
“Dedicated to her fight with Cancer…”
Diseased--Oh, I’m dying, most beautiful star,
I turn to you, humbly, though I live afar.
Can you, in your glory, please spare me disease?
Shine blessed rays, graceful, on ' soul--heal me please!
I looked to Polaris, but prayed there in vain,
Then looked to Arcturus--was shunned with disdain.
Still fangs of dire Cancer eat me inside out
Thus ' turned to you, stranger, brave star of the south.
Oh, Sigma Ocantis, though you’re not as bright,
O'er north-star, Polaris, I laud your gold light.
Please heal me, and guide me, though you shine afar,
You’ve saved many others, south-mariner star!
Oh, take me, enfold me--pour sweet healing wine,
And I’ll drink your light from our galaxy’s vine.
I call you, and beg you, in oft pleaded verse,
Bloom of cosmic garden, please end diseased curse!
Like ' child, I lie helpless, and beg with this prayer,
Please spare me this darkness--this lot I can’t bear!
In fear, desperation, I’m seeking your light--
Need radiant healing, kind Rose of the Night!
©2012 Barbara Brown and Richard Puetter
each and individually.
© 2012 Rick Puetter
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Last Updated on October 6, 2012
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