DM (20/12/1988 / Colchester)

Stars

The stars adorn the heaven at night,
They beautify with gleaming light
The sky of dismal hue;
They shiver in the icy cold,
They are, and were in ages old,
Embellishing the blue.

They hide themselves from their bright lord,
As from the Garden's fiery sword
And incandescent flame;
And tho' we do not see their fire
When sunshine dims the heavenly quire
They are always, all the same.

Behold these messengers of peace!
Belligerent man, your fighting cease,
And do your kind no harm;
Look heavenward; stars do not fight,
But grant a respite to the night;
In heaven, at least, is calm.

(Sunday,11th November,2005.)

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Comments (12)

I am with Kim Barney - the rhythm and rhyme are terrific, and add to the eloquence of this poem.
The most beautiful poem I have come across about stars. and these lovely creations of God do have a great message for mankind. Great imagery.lovely writ. Congratulations on being the poet of the Day.
Beautiful poem and a nice articulation of thoughts on the stars shining in the sky carrying a message of peace for man. Thanks. I quote: Behold these messengers of peace! Belligerent man, your fighting cease, Look heavenward; stars do not fight,
A beautiful poem with a great message. Liked it. Like the stars we too should live in peace and harmony to make this earth a better place.Thanks for sharing.
David, I love your rhyme scheme here. Each verse starts off with a couplet (AA) followed by BCCB. In verse three, the BB is not true rhyme, but a very nice assonance. Very pleasing. Congratulations for having it selected as Member Poem of the Day!
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