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 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Years 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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Very nice
We were watching a program on 'Acorn' about a murder mystery in Western Australia, and they often showed the night skies, with the absolutely incredible, uncountable, number of stars stretching across the amazingly bright night sky
It was actually stunning, which is the same thing my carbon copy, on that distant planet thought as he was looking back in our direction!
Your lovely poem reawakened that tremendous sight
Here!!!! It is overcast and pouring!!!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Dave for such a lovely review and share. This morning was glorious, but the afternoon clou.. read more
Wow what beautiful poetic message filled with lyrical message that rhymes so effortlessly beautiful expression from a sacred place in your heart. The word spangles surprised amazed me and also gave me thought to my own patriotism albeit a different venue Wonderful poem i will now treasure

Posted 3 Months Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Dear Kent, your review encourages me so much. Thank you so much. Pleased you enjoyed the read. Pleas.. read more
When young, I spent a lot of time gazing at the stars. Sometimes in the summer, I'd lie on a blanket out in the yard and stare at the heavens all night. (Well, until I fell asleep. A few times, I awoke to a dog licking my face.)This lovely poem tells me we share this affinity. So lucky you, having a skylight!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Sam for that lovely share. I have been a star gazer since the age of six. You made me smil.. read more
Sky is amazing.... With all its glory. And the starlight, that eternal shine, shining our lives, wiping all the sorrow and gloom. The star studded nights are best best friend of a lonely mind. Your poem is amazing as it described it so poetically. Thank you for this.... Keep writing about all the nature's beauty in this wonderful way....

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you for that very lovely review Sima. Nature is truly wondrous.

Chris
I love my skylight. I have my plants near and my standing computer. I can see the night sky and stay warm in the days of Winter. Thank you dear Chris for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Coyote. I love my skylight too. Wonderful watching the stars and being able to keep warm i.. read more
Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

I did enjoy and you welcome dear Chris.
This is so wonderful, I really enjoyed this write.
this is quite beautiful

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much Kim for your visit. Happy you enjoyed this poem. Take care.

Chris
for sure one can get
lost in gazing at the
star's dazzling light
it's a lunar night show
hypnotic to the senses
making our troubles
disappear in a flash

lovely poem here; Chris

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Fran Marie. I am the ultimate star gazer and have been for a long while. Keep safe and wel.. read more
So beautifully written, dear Chris. If I could, I would watch the stars all night. But being a very sleepy cat I doze off quickly. I think you're lucky to have that beautiful starlight. The stars twinkle and they're God's ways of assuring you that all is right with the world. A cool silvery awning encrusted with stars is the best thing ever to chase away the doom and gloom. Loved this poem absolutely!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dhara_Ditzy Kat

3 Months Ago

A star gazer since you were six and that is how your spirit was tinted with poetry forever...
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Dhara_Ditzy Kat

3 Months Ago

Oh and enjoy that lovely cup of tea! :))))))
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Drinking it now Ditzy. My dear one brought me a cuppa in bed :)) Have a lovely day.
The sheer delight and protection, comfort and most importantly feeling less alone when seeing such magnificent awe in the skies above us. Loved the line " 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." Marcus Aurelius said once " Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." Such intensity behind the words which makes poetry ....life. Keep writing sincerely your friend in writing and life :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you for this encouraging review and your friendship request. Pleased to meet you Andrew Nelson.. read more
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DAH
As one of the founders of Surrealism, Andre Breton once said:
Below the stars there's nothing worth looking at.

A lovey piece of writing, Christine, of pondering, of magic:

"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"

Bravo, Poet!
DAH

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you dear DAH especially for the Andre Breton quote. Loved it. So appreciate your visit and rev.. read more
DAH

1 Year Ago

My pleasure!

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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