SHOOTING STAR

Dark, Darkness, Meteor, Night, Shooting Star, Sky, Star
Image from Pixabay.com

Once I was a child staring in wonder
into the night to see my shooting star
to which I would confide my heart’s prayer

What beautiful gem is a child’s prayer
Its innocence is itself a wonder
sparkling as brightly as the brightest star.

Alas! a shooting star is never a star
It never had time for a humble prayer
but instead  cut quickly through a child’s wonder.

I wonder if a shooting star is itself   a prayer.

Extreme star cluster bursts into life in new Hubble image
Credit: ESA/Hubble; NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

 

I hope this tritina makes some sense at least.  I was inspired to write about stars by Kim’s Dverse’s prompt last week.  I am linking with the Open Link Night.

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18 comments

  1. “What beautiful gem is a child’s prayer its innocence is itself a wonder sparkling as brightly as the brightest star”… sigh.. beautifully poignant and profound write!❤️

  2. Its (the prayer’s) innocence is itself a wonder, sparkling as brightly as the brightest star. We may never comprehend the magic of innocence once it is lost in the hustle and bustle of adulthood. Thoughts so well penned.

  3. I had to read and re-read this again, Imelda. Using no more than a handful of lines, you handled it in the most elegantly simplistic manner and walked us through a sumptuous range of perspectives and questions — in a tritina! The more I read it, the more I love it.

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