Poets United – Midweek Motif

Today on Poets United, the theme is celebrate. Let us join in the celebration. I have written a double tanka.  I shall be wrapped in the quilt of stars made by mother, watching the display the next few night.

stars in their heavens
blast into light – *Geminids
celebrate the birth
of the original Light –
I watch in joy in the cold

I watch in delight –
meteors the size of sand
light the darkness – hums
from the earth – star symphonies add
their songs of celebration

*Geminids – prolific meteor showers that appear this time of year


nbc news – public domain

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. X
    Dec 13, 2017 @ 18:24:16

    It was so cold last night. The sky was crisp and the stars just popped. It was amazing and i felt like i could see so deep. So def hear that song of celebration.


    • kanzensakura
      Dec 13, 2017 @ 18:47:31

      I love the stars. I am an insomniac and living out here in the country, where there is nil light pollution, I find myself in all weathers watching the stars. I read recently somewhere, Washington Post, that the earth hums. How cool is that?


  2. Sherry Blue Sky
    Dec 13, 2017 @ 19:12:18

    It is the time of meteor showers….and the scientists have said the hum the earth makes has increased in volume………so cool, Toni.


  3. Mary
    Dec 13, 2017 @ 19:14:12

    Oh yes, so much to celebrate! The stars are a continuing delight, never disappoint.


  4. Beverly Crawford
    Dec 13, 2017 @ 19:48:03

    The stars are our nightly promise … if only we take the time to see. Thanks for reminding us!


  5. Susan
    Dec 13, 2017 @ 20:08:10

    I knew the meteor showers were coming , but your celebration of their celebration is enchanting beyond words. I guess that makes it worthy of them. Wow!


    • kanzensakura
      Dec 13, 2017 @ 23:14:02

      Thank you Susan. Like the Japanese, I am extremely oriented to the seasons, go nature. Lol…I was the one who told you about shinrin yoku….

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  6. erbiage
    Dec 13, 2017 @ 20:28:39

    Beautiful fun, festive. Great to see this side of you! This might e my favorite of yours


  7. thotpurge
    Dec 13, 2017 @ 20:29:19

    True.. the sky is one big festival, if only we know how to become a part of it!


  8. Victoria C. Slotto
    Dec 13, 2017 @ 21:08:59

    Heading outside after dinner. Very cold and clear. The heavens proclaim…celebrate!


  9. Magaly Guerrero
    Dec 13, 2017 @ 22:34:18

    New York City is cold, cold, cold… I’ve refused to go outside today. But after I read your poem, I walked to the window and looked up… There are no stars to be seen–it’s overcast–but I closed my eyes and imagined. 🙂


    • kanzensakura
      Dec 13, 2017 @ 23:10:54

      I am glad. Out here in the country there is so little light pollution. On cold nights, you can look up and it feels like you can see forever.

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  10. Sumana Roy
    Dec 14, 2017 @ 02:22:21

    Nature’s celebration never stops. For the lucky nature lovers it’s a great blessing. Ha, there’s a showering of light in your blog too, Toni. Enjoying that now 🙂 Love both the Tanka….


  11. Rall
    Dec 14, 2017 @ 08:50:10

    A beautiful display of light. Lucky you to be able to see that.


    • kanzensakura
      Dec 14, 2017 @ 10:13:51

      Thank you. Yes I am lucky to live out on the country away from all the light pollution. I am an insomniac and it makes for wonderful evenings, sitting out and watching the night sky.

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  12. magicalmysticalteacher
    Dec 14, 2017 @ 11:36:01

    I love the line about the original Light. It’s good to remember that all is not darkness, or, as John says in his gospel: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”


  13. purplepeninportland
    Dec 14, 2017 @ 14:35:40

    Nice one, Toni. The stars are something everyone can celebrate.


  14. Khaya Ronkainen
    Dec 15, 2017 @ 09:14:50

    Striking imagery you depict with your words. I love watching the night sky too, with all its magnificent display; meteor showers. Beautiful!


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