A Poem by Betty Hermelee





Black silky swirls connect stars, planets

Surround billowy clouds with dust of cosmic hues

Orange, yellow, purple, azure

Lights up the dance of the universe


Moonbeams join in the chaos

Of extraterrestrial showtime

Hallmarks a goddess of fire

She circles the globe in a black silk robe

Renders passion, thunderous songs

She fears the earthly

Terrified of shrinking into oblivion


Showtime of the black sky halts

Goddess of fire burns to ash

Moon beams calm the waves

Stars twinkle like candle light

Cosmic dust settles on sleepy clouds

Night universe weeps, shrouded in silk

© 2021 Betty Hermelee

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Author's Note

Betty Hermelee
way out there.....

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dearest Betty... the Sky is very Moody and let's us know when to look ahead and seek "shelter".
The Sky can also be joyful with sunshine and sonnets for romantic moods. There are times when the Sky is
mellow with the faintest tear drops. It has always been our GPS through the Storms of Life. It celebrates with a Rainbow when sorrow settles on the horizon of tomorrow. You have the touch of an Angel painting the Sky. gently, Pat

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Betty Hermelee

2 Weeks Ago

Thanls Pat, what a lovely review!!
Always appreciated
Best ,B
Dear Betty you have created some spectacular imagery in your stanzas of the night sky. A show time indeed with so much colour and movement. I would like to purchase a ticket along with Jacob, then we can compare notes :)


Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Betty Hermelee

2 Weeks Ago

I went kind of wild with this one Chris; thanks so much for joining in the dance!!! Best, B
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Always welcome Betty.
Interesting view of the daily trek of the sun in the amphitheater of the sky. Liked very much the image of the sun as a fiery goddess who circles the globe in a black silk robe. Had never thought of the night sky that way, but it works. The death of the fiery goddess sounds like something out of mythology. Thus do our days reenact the course of our lives.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Betty Hermelee

2 Weeks Ago

WOW! A great review John, this just came out of nowhere....always appreciated
wow, gorgeous imagery....may I secure a ticket to this show, please?

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Betty Hermelee

2 Weeks Ago

THANK YOU!!!! You may have a FREE ticket!!
Always, B

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Added on April 22, 2021
Last Updated on April 22, 2021


Betty Hermelee
Betty Hermelee

Black Mountain, NC

My love of poetry resulted from my love of art. As a painter I am able to express myself on a canvas. As a poet my words come from my heart, my moods, sometimes sad, mostly upbeat. I like to use vivid.. more..