even the stars
delight in sweet repose
earned from shining all but invisibly
behind clouds hanging heavy
during long winter’s nights
they mirror our joy
as we dig our toes
deep into sand
– baked –
under the gaze of sweet summer sun
we sigh as the stars fade in early morn
the pale sky deepening to azure blue
as the sun reaches her zenith
the stars rest
as we do
Summer has officially begun, and over on dVerse Poetics, Walt (our friendly host this evening) invites us to wax lyrical, inspired by the (hopefully) halcyon days of the warmest weeks and months ahead.
Here in the UK, this season is a mixed blessing, mostly a hoped for thing of long, hot, rain-free days, rather than an actuality! Still, the dark nights are shorter, the light is with us for longer, even if not rain free!
Walt has asked us to take our inspiration from one of the poems and poets he has included in his prompt, or perhaps use one from another dVerse contributor, or another poem/poet entirely. I have taken the line ‘even the stars’ from Kobayashi Issa’s ‘Summer Night’, which Walt shared with us in his prompt.
As always, I invite you to read the offerings from the other members of the dVerse community – and to take part if you feel so inspired! It’s fun, relaxing, and you’ll definitely get a warm welcome!