time to shine

Decastitch poem of 10 lines, 10 syllables each; see Elsie at Ramblings of a Writer.

angels illuminate this holy night
wreath of candles on table flickers bright
white lights twinkle from pine branches in snow
winter moon on velvet night sheds soft glow
joyful gleam in children’s eyes wait to see
shimmering garlands encircle the tree
carolers who sing under lamp post’s glare
gather near fire’s hearth with stories to share
each window mirrors shining stars’ array
celebrate light of the world born today

 

Decided to expand it for smoother reading out loud…at our Christmas Eve service!

 

As angels illuminated this holy night,
we light wreath of candles flickering bright.
White lights twinkle from pine branches in snow,
winter moon on velvet night sheds softer glow.
Joyful gleam in children’s eyes waiting to see
shimmering tinsel garlands encircle the tree.
Carolers, who sing under lamp post’s glare,
will gather near fire’s hearth with stories to share.
Each window mirrors shining stars’ array
as we celebrate the Light of the World today!

 

 

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move over, edward lear

 

Mastodon and pussycat went to sea

in a canoe without any oars.

Said Mastodon to Kitty, “Isn’t it pretty,

this mirrored reflection of stars?”

Replied puss to pachyderm,

“Move a little astern, your trunk

is blocking my view.”

So he took a step back but,

alas and alack! stars scattered

as boat tipped in deep blue…

 

…which may be why mastodons are extinct and cats hate water 😉

 


Linking with dVerse Poets prompt featuring artwork by Catrin Welz-Stein.

above & beyond

Lillian at dVerse Poets invites us to “look up” and marvel at pictures from Hubble Space Telescope…

Artist's concept of exoplanet orbiting Fomalhaut

Credit: ESA, NASA and L. Calçada (ESO); ESA/Hubble

 

You, who spins
planets in place
calls stars by name
speaks light into
hot existence

You, whose wisdom
births bright galaxies
weighs gravity’s laws
measures our time
expands space

You alone are
worthy of worship

we, who spin
on watery planet
stare at your stars
depend on light
of dying sun

we, whose
understanding
reflects your image
yet live limited by
gravity, time, space

we bow in awe at
Your cosmic beauty!

 

 

desert wandering

 

unnerving silence

bleached bones exposed upon sand

lone vulture circles

 

inviting silence

milky way stars spilled on sky

holiness hovers

 


My scribbles in the sand on “inviting silence” theme at CDHK today.

lost in stellar translation

The idea of the unicorn mentioned in the Bible is intriguing. Job 39:9-11 reads, in early authorized Version: Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him? But later versions translate it as the wild ox. Some scholars think it may refer to a rhinoceros or buffalo. Whatever the real animal was, it must have been wild, horned, and powerful!

MonocerosCC

photo credit: Wikipedia


 
 

unicorn’s horn points
to starry back of hunter
watch out, Orion!

 
 
 
 
 

I got “lost” in time and missed linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai space odyssey with this one!

seeing stars

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s stars

 

hot crystalline light

sparkling diamonds on velvet

birthed in nebula

_____

cold faceted snow

glittering sequins on lace

reflections of sun

_____

bright angelic song

praising Star-Maker who wears

royal diadem