It is late at night
As I look into a crystalline sky
And ponder upon my smallness

I realise the stars are
The music of the universe
I am but one note on the staff

And I am alone

About this poem

Came to me staring at the stars through my holly tree one evening

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Written on 2021

Submitted by meganl.48371 on November 06, 2022

Modified on March 16, 2023

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Scheme XXX XXX X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 189
Words 45
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 1

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  • karlcfolkes
    A DAO Principle: The marvelous wonder of it all of nature in its balance and its harmony. Singularity disguises multiplicity, even as multiplicity disguises nature’s singularity.
    LikeReply6 months ago
  • donka_k
    Beautifully and simply told of a universal truth: we are alone yet never really alone... I enjoyed this inspiring reminder.
    LikeReply6 months ago
  • dougb.19255
    Marvelous moment of revelation beneath the sparkling canvas of God. Somehow alone, you still feel that you have Company of the Highest Order, great poem. Brief, but that is a necessary feature here…Wayne Blair. 
    LikeReply6 months ago
  • saudanih2
    wow! I like it!
    LikeReply7 months ago
  • dougb.72572
    The stars, the grains of sand, the waves incoming, the flocks of blackbirds at harvest, the flamingoes on that African Lake. All belittling the Observer. And for the good…Douglas Blair
    LikeReply8 months ago
  • karlcfolkes
    A lone star meditating on the multitude of other stars of which, even in its loneliness, is integrally woven together as one celestial family we call the galaxy of The Milky Way.
    LikeReply 110 months ago
    • meganl.48371
      thank you for your kind comment!
      LikeReply10 months ago
  • teril
    This is beautiful.
    LikeReply 110 months ago


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