Guiding lights of the night

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I had a breathtaking view of the stars at 6:15 this morning while walking my dog, Relay, including a marvelous shooting star. Shortly afterwards, I jotted down these poetic verses. Enjoy!

Guiding Lights

Evening star

At dusk’s fading light

Guide us on safely

Throughout the long night

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Midnight star

Shining so bright

Your heavenly grace

Is a blessed, sweet sight

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Morning star

At dawn’s first sunlight

Carry us through

Until reaching tonight

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Unseen star

Amid the daylight

Resting in wait

Please bring us delight

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Mariner’s star

A guiding spotlight

Fount of safe passage

For affixing our site

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Each star above

In free spatial flight

Adorns the dark sky

With its subtle alight

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The pattern is set

The cadence is tight

Stars set our rhythm

To know all is right.

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- Rick Brown 2012

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3 Responses to Guiding lights of the night

  1. basil berchekas jr says:

    Rick, when I was stationed in Afghanistan we maintained “light discipline” at our base camp to deny the insurgency target points on our positions at night; therefore once night time came, we could see the night sky in its “natural state” without any “city lights” interference; I have never seen a more star-spangled sky as I did “over there”…at least not since i visited my relatives’ farms when I was “much” younger…just my experience…

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