Through the Skylight

Through the Skylight

A Poem by Chris

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 Chris


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dearest Chris... Stars are wishes waiting to be granted...
shining in the Heavens where loved ones dream.
And when they fall... we recall the Splendor of it all.
Perfect lullaby when Angels sing and bluebells ring in
melodies of the rising Sun. tenderly, Pat

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Chris

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Dear Pat, so careless of me. I have just come across your beautiful response to my stars poem. Than.. read more



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dearest Chris... Stars are wishes waiting to be granted...
shining in the Heavens where loved ones dream.
And when they fall... we recall the Splendor of it all.
Perfect lullaby when Angels sing and bluebells ring in
melodies of the rising Sun. tenderly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris

3 Days Ago

Dear Pat, so careless of me. I have just come across your beautiful response to my stars poem. Than.. read more
A beautiful poem showing us how much the stars mean to you, all the time, in the darkest time when the heart cries out and the you’re filled with delight; they need no invitation, just stay with me.
Lovely Chris
Best, B

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Chris

1 Month Ago

Betty, your reviews are always so thoughtful. Thank you so much.

Chris


I am absolutely delighted you resurrected 'Through the Skylight' .. and am pleased to advise I can now look up at the skies becuz my new bedroom has been sympathetically skylighted .............. Neville

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Chris

1 Month Ago

Thank you Neville. I scrolled back to see your response two years ago and our banter with Margie. Yo.. read more
Neville

1 Month Ago


........... I imagine so :)
The universe is so grand and amazing, I love this awestruck poem pledged to the stars, crazy to think it's there all day and we can't see it, cheers to the beauty of the night!

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Chris

1 Month Ago

Dear Corset, so pleased you enjoyed this old poem out for an airing. Been a star gazer for as long a.. read more
I love looking at the stars, They are mysterious and wonderful to dream upon

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Chris

1 Month Ago

Thank you Kerra. Star gazers we both are. Our heads up in the heavens. Appreciate your visit.
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The stars have kept me in awe for many a year :) I remember conversations with my Dad when I was young about the stars - fascinate me to this day as they do many, lovely piece Chris :)

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Chris

1 Month Ago

Thank you for that lovely share Ruth. Yes, I have been a star gazer since I first became aware of th.. read more
It's these glimpses of the wonders of nature that can lift us from our day by day humdrum and remind us that we are but a tiny cog in the universe. You have caught this feeling well in your poem Chris. The last two years I've spent the night out atop my local hill and had a breathtaking display of rare noctilucent clouds..
Take care.
Alan

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Chris

1 Month Ago

So you too Alan are a star gazer? Mesmerising looking at the night sky. Thank you so much for checki.. read more
This excellent personal welcome to the stars through the skylight is a feeling that must have been shared by the many for as long as men have looked to the stars. When I worked energy in the Powder River Basin, you could pick any clear and moonless night sky and read a newspaper by starlight.
Your strong connection to all natural things around you makes for great reads.

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Chris

1 Month Ago

Thank you Watercress for your encouraging review. Pleased you enjoyed my poem about the night sky. A.. read more
Watercress

1 Month Ago

I wanted to add that your reflect is moving and enjoyable :), and that it reminded me of another "st.. read more
Chris

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for adding this. The skylight in my bedroom is just to the left of my bed, so I ha.. read more
Hello, Christine! :)
This is a lovely poem for the stars. I like to lie in the grass and stare at them on cool nights. Thanks for sharing.

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Chris

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your lovely review mattavelli. Much appreciated. An old poem out for an airing.
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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!!!

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Chris

7 Months Ago

Thank you Dave for such a lovely review and share. This morning was glorious, but the afternoon clou.. read more

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