Star Nouveau

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Moving phases of life,
One has to be born,
Passing through the night,
Birth of a new dawn.

In arms of spiral galaxy,
Laying nurtured to conceive,
Encircling nebulae canopy,
Reaching apex of eve.

Collapse in pull,
Radiating ray of violet,
Brimmed viscera full,
Shine through scarlet.

Morph to full star,
Glowing across space,
Burning near and far,
In this finite state.

This birth of a star poem is inspired by a themed quote from Stellar and Lunar Challenge Roundup #9 (July 16).

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Stellar and Lunar Challenge is hosted by Sarah once a week every Thursday on her blog tuckedintoacorner.


Legend of the Moon


The moon hang low over the horizon. Night falls and there is no stopping from the impending daylight.

Unusually brighter, bigger and bathed in mustard yellow shade, today I observed shadows of dark craters.

Is it true you are hiding the dark side of you?

You are mysterious.

You change into ethereal clothes: cold silver, tinged yellow, burnt orange, pitch black, in your fantasy colour palette.

You pull and push tirelessly the tides of fate.

You spin the interstellar space casting umbra onto us, the darkness of eclipse.

You wax and wane quietly through the ages of men, fueled with legends.

You age with grace yet you stay youthful as millenniums passed.

Mark my wonders as I perceive you to be the one and only.

And I whisper : Do you know the universe’s secrets?

This short writing is inspired by the big, yellow crescent I saw yesterday night & my perception of the moon, and in response to Stellar and Lunar Roundup #5 (June 18) about perspective.

Stellar and Lunar challenge is hosted by Sarah once a week every Thursday on her blog tuckedintoacorner.