January 3, 2013

between leaning and dreaming...

Maxfield Parrish  ‘Stars’ 1926


to wish upon a star

we look with our
heads back and
our necks craned
with our palms up and
out we tremble with impermanence
we must never forsake love
in any form, even if we ourselves
cannot understand the ramparts
it leaves us with
life is filled with it and
it will always find us
even in our quietest moment
asking us to take stock
of what we have or can ever know and
it says to empty everything that stays
inside us and to understand
that wind and time
carves us all, stardust again...

EJR ©

2 comments:

  1. This is exactly what I needed to read tonight, after a long day of tears and sorrow...thank you, poet ♥

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