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Image of part of  a page on poet Robert Graham's corner of the web.

As the light begins to fade so other lights appear...

Roberto admires our autumn night skies.


Starry Consolations

Like blacksmith's sparks that glow and
   We see you neighbours,in shared sky
   So old,so cold,nomadic fires,
Silent travelling unmourned pyres.

Before you stars began to fade,
   Made darker by the light we made,
   Old tribes about new fires at night,
   Thought others gathered by your lights

When sea stars,North-South faithful stones,
    Tilled sailors back to star-watched homes,
   As first boats sailed on uncut waves,
   Moving to the loadstones sways

Behind a veil of solar winds,
   You dance unmoved, as our star spins,
   And questions sent to you so high,
   Fall back to Earth, without reply.

Timeless wondering we all share,
   When we at midnight lanterns stare,
   Hushed and healing consolation,
   Since forging us in constellation.
- Robert Graham

Thanks to Paige Weber on Unsplash for the night sky here and artist Maika for the artwork on the acompanying download, and thanks to you for visiting Healing Poetry at HealingGardens dot click and wishing you happy October daze.
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