SG (2nd October / London)

"Star Light, Star Bright--"

Star, that gives a gracious dole,
What am I to choose?
Oh, will it be a shriven soul,
Or little buckled shoes?

Shall I wish a wedding-ring,
Bright and thin and round,
Or plead you send me covering-
A newly spaded mound?

Gentle beam, shall I implore
Gold, or sailing-ships,
Or beg I hate forevermore
A pair of lying lips?

Swing you low or high away,
Burn you hot or dim;
My only wish I dare not say-
Lest you should grant me him.

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It's always nice to find an unexpected treasure while shopping in a thrift store...I love hot tea...I could taste a sip in your poem..wonderful imagery...a ten..
'A very fine poem indeed, of adventures and things we want and need.I wager you'd like to attend flea markets, as much as i.You'd probably enjoy watcing people and finding good, various items to buy.I myself enjoy poems and works of art, and other things, that may be of the affair of the heart. A poem appreciated for all it's worth, gives poetry an artistic appreciated birth.' Another good poem-keep it up! Best regards!
since coming back. I just had to go back to this poem. I think it is the best one you have written. Reading it makes me live my dealing life all over again. cheers sylvie
I love curiosity shops, fingering fabrics, inhaling the very special air, and savouring it all, as I have savoured your wonderful poem. Thank you. Julia
This poem is very well written. I say that when I am able to read poems of this length. Usually I would stop half way or my eye would wander. No not this time. I think because it reminded me of so many thing in my own life. Real narrative content that flows in a poetic style. Well done Gyps You have done a grand job. Hugs Jan
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