Sunday, July 31, 2011

Were I to Scoop Out a Star...

Were I to scoop out a star
from an isolated sky
and place it in your hands...
Were I to feed you its brilliance
spoonful by spoonful...

Were I to feed you Polaris
or the gem in Orion's Belt...
Were I to feed you the Lion's tail
or the entire milky way...

Were I to wait
until the glowing bits
went down inside your slender neck
and gathered in your stomach...
Were I to wait
until your body absorbed all the sparkling pieces
and your heart pumped the light through your veins...
Were I to wait
'till your eyelashes sparkled
and every strand of your hair shone
you would not be more beautiful than you are in this moment:

In the blanket of sunlight that embraces you
with your hair down
with your eyes lit by laughter
with your laugh lines tickling your temples
and your smile breaking my heart

(You shatter me so gently
See the pieces sparkle)


  1. Oh i am so now going to follow you!

  2. Your iterations work well with the subject matter and emphasize the point. Nice write.

  3. I enjoyed it very much.. so softly developed in to a powerful and emotional verse...
    The last lines very shattering...
    '(You shatter me so gently
    See the pieces sparkle)"
    Thanks for sharing...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

  4. apt piece,

    very visual and beautiful imagery,

    Happy Potluck!


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