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The Shifting Stars

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The Shifting Stars

I lay me on the grassy lawn
And watch the stars, they're floating on

While one comes out from round the eaves
Across the sky another leaves

The sky is slowly shifting round
So different stars are always found

The dipper turns just like a clock
Without a sound of tick or tock

It turns about that central star
That guides the sailors from afar

While with it sails Queen Cassie's throne
And all the constellations known

Tonight's a clear and peaceful night
The moon is gone, the stars are bright

I slowly drift to seas of dreams
Alights with pinprick starlit streams

I'm thinking all the charming while
With placid face and hinting smile

That when I wake in early morn
Some different stars will be reborn


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  1. Date: 6/3/2013 8:11:00 AM
    awesome poem, and nice on the win :) p.s. my nature poem is horrible compared to this, i would be ashamed to show you it haha

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 2:27:00 PM
    CONGRATS! ;-) ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 9:55:00 AM
    Isaiah, Congratulations in Kim M's contest... have yourself a nice one... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 8:01:00 PM
    We live on a grassy knoll in the country.....and quite often do just as your poem says.....we lie prone looking at the summer sky, it is like being at the planetarium.....beautiful summer skies at night. Love your poem!

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 6:08:00 PM
    You set a beautiful scene. Wonderful piece! Kim

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 11:59:00 AM
    Man I love this Isaiah !! how great is our God!! have you ever watched Louis Giglio's DVD "Indescribable"? Mind boggling as to how we are so remote in the Universe and yet have such a personal relationship with God.

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 1:41:00 AM
    you got that beat!!! Very nicely done. I like how you said at the end that another star will be reborn!

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 12:36:00 AM
    Starry Starry Night :).. So serene :) Beautiful :)

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 7:07:00 AM
    WOW, sending this one straight to my faves! I love this, Isaiah. The Big Dipper as a clock is such a cool idea. And I think it's a well known fact that Cassiopeia is my favourite constellation, so I particularly loved that line :)

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 10:23:00 PM
    Starry vision indeed. Very fine work here! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 6:09:00 PM
    Pity you missed the contest with this Isaiah. A beautiful write, the imagary is spot on and the flow of your writing adds to the atmosphere perfectly. Simply Great. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 2:02:00 PM
    Your creative vision of the stars is enormous and provokes so many stunning image of the skies. Expanded brilliance!

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 1:11:00 PM
    Its a pity you missed the dead line but its lovely to read this gem..It flows so.beautifully with twinkling elegance :)

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 5:30:00 PM
    i love this, isaiah! your rhythm and rhyme are just perfect!

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 4:47:00 PM
    Love this, Isaiah........I feel and smell the damp grass.....something we do in our big front lawn often in the summer. Living in the country, away from city lights, the sky is like going to the planetarium. This poem reminds me of it all !!

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 3:28:00 PM
    Such a beautiful write about stars Isaiah, you may have missed the contest, but I give you a ten for shining your own bright light, I rejoice in your words today, xxx