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Notice how the stars
are pulling away from us,
and their light is less luminous?
I remember seeing them closer
than the flickering lightning bugs;
now even they fly to another universe...

An ever-changing universe
is an admonition of events
coming to an awful conclusion,
and as it extends further into infinity,
our fears grow too real to dispel mystery;
nights without stars
is a sea without sails,
pity the lonely moon staring in confusion...

The eclipse of the effulgent moon,in mid-winter,
covered the solar surface with obscurity, 
even momentarily,we felt its density
and leaned on the edge of despair;
when light returned, hope was restored
in an ever-changing universe so vast and cold...   

Only astronomy sees the changes
to enforce this belief on us,
and elucidates them with exact details;
and if we are deprived of perception:  
we must tap our intuition
and flee with an ever-changing universe,
before every star disappears from our skies...
Copyright 2008 by Andrew Crisci

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008

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Date: 10/15/2010 8:10:00 AM
Just reviewing fav poems of mine this morning. This is still outstanding for me!! Luv, Andrea
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Date: 12/23/2009 1:02:00 AM
"Is a sea without sails"----that line is devastating in its beauty....."and if we are deprived of perception we must tap our intuition" a wise and mature verse. Thanks for sharing--a great write.
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Date: 12/22/2009 9:06:00 PM
Good use of imagery to convey your thoughts. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen
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Date: 12/22/2009 11:51:00 AM
Andrew - many congratson being featured this week. Rgds Janette
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Date: 12/22/2009 10:16:00 AM
Really incredible write here, Andrew !! I think we're all moving towards a great and glorious light ... smile ... excellent selection to be featured this week here at the Soup. Congratulations!!
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Date: 12/22/2009 9:47:00 AM
So sad and in past tense too...warnings need be more immediate dear friend try present tense? Have cheer we have almost made it through another year. Light & Love
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Date: 12/22/2009 7:01:00 AM
Andrew ~my friend what a well thought out piece this is, Congratulations on your wonderful featured poem! And thank you for your always uplifting comments on my poetry! Your friend in poetry Laura :)
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Date: 12/22/2009 3:10:00 AM
Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Best wishes and much success in your writing endeavors. A. W. Nutter
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Date: 12/22/2009 3:08:00 AM
Congratulations on your remarkable poetry being featured this week Andrew. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/21/2009 11:43:00 AM
Congratulations on your featured poem this week Andrew, Merry Christmas to you >> James
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Date: 12/21/2009 11:20:00 AM
Congrats on your poem being featured this week!! Very well deserved. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty
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Date: 12/21/2009 1:01:00 AM
Congrats on your feature write this week Andrew.Rgds Brian
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