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Shooting Stars of Awe

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Shooting Stars of Awe

I have always known, 
I was a slender 
pale vein beating
in the throat of the earth
feathering at its nape,
and that I was rarely
noticed


but the hand of a god 
was rested on the pulse 
of me and a speck of dust
has been anointed by his hand


the Snow globe of winter 
cracked open 
as incandescent fingers 
of light dropped through, 
I knew then
this was a day 
unlike any another


I was in 
the thrall of madness 
the last time 
I felt the eyes of a god 
rest on me


but now I’ve been touched


Is this the madness 
of divinity 
or a reality in awe?


I don’t care, anymore, 
this speck of dust
has now been mapped 
by the hand of a god


and in his heart 
there is a place 
ever waiting my return


this simple speck 
has found a home in heaven


kissed by the stars 

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  1. Date: 10/1/2010 7:10:00 AM
    A really moving poem this one jayne, I'm sure you'll have a home there! Thanks for your visit and kind comments. Gordon Hickman, (hicky)

  1. Date: 9/5/2010 1:15:00 PM
    I'm no religious dude Jayne, but this poem was indeed lovely to read >> James

  1. Date: 8/31/2010 9:43:00 AM
    An excelent write! So moving and emotional, I really enjoyed the read. Caryl

  1. Date: 8/31/2010 5:30:00 AM
    Very imaginative!

  1. Date: 8/30/2010 11:33:00 AM
    I really like the uplifting ending. Nice use of imagery. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and for your kind comment. Karen

  1. Date: 8/30/2010 7:55:00 AM
    Jayne, this is simply one of the most beautiful poetry I have read here on the soup. Your wording and the imagery it provokes is amazing. Yes, you have been touched by a speck of divinity, perhaps not realizing that you already have it inside. We all have that essence of divinity within us, as we are all part of and belong to God. Thanks for sharing this beautiful write. Goes to my fav. and what a nice poem to find when I awake! Thank you for you comments on my featured poem. Love, Caroline.

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 5:21:00 PM
    very beautiful! enjoyed reading your write today!

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 1:39:00 PM
    this was a strong one lol, very much enjoyed this one..P.D.

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 4:47:00 AM
    The feeling of the Spirit within the lines was very moving...Enjoyed reading your Blank Verse..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work with your encouraging and uplifting words..Sara