O Little Stars – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse De is hosting the Quadrille with an invitation to write a poem using some form of the word star.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – A Star

Image by Pfüderi from Pixabay 

“No sight is more provocative of awe than is the night sky.” Llewelyn Powys

O Little Stars

How I thirsted to get past moon
to those other mysteries shining 
in deep space, and learn, breathe,
everything about them -
their gas fields, orbit, dimensions,
were they planets or stars?
But now and then I love to just sit
and watch them twinkle.

Copyright 2023 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under astronomy, Free Verse, poem, Quadrille, quote, Space

30 responses to “O Little Stars – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I really like those first two lines as a description of the search for knowledge/truth.

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  2. I Would but city is too bright

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  3. Yep, you’re a poet, all right… ☺️

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  4. Ah, yes. The simple contentment of their beauty, versus their conquering, or understanding. I live in that space, too. Love this.

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  5. I lose time, thought, perception when I stargaze … a lovely quadrille!!

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  6. You’re right.
    It is always more than just a star or a planet. I’ve tossed the name Capella around for years, not knowing until I googled it (Wiki) today. OMG.
    Wonderful poem, PVC. 🙂

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  7. I’ve always been happy to be of the “sit and watch them twinkle” persuasion.

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  8. Noticing, learning, appreciating, what a trifecta ❤

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  9. I like to sit and watch them twinkle, too. I remember wishing on the first star I saw at night when I was a kid.

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  10. So true.. sometimes it’s nice to just let the magic get the better of us….!

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  11. Your post reminds me of my awe moments last December.

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  12. Ain’t that the truth! Love it, Paul.

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  13. Beautiful poem! I have always loved stargazing and your poem gives some expression as to why it’s so therapeutic. ❤️

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  14. lync56

    Beautiful poem of a passion but also the simple pleasure of them also


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