One People, One Sky
The welkin above and the stars thereof
are a true delight to behold.
There we’re connected in something to love
through the sky that can all enfold.
Boundaries vanish and strife disappears
by assuming perspective grand
when together we look at stellar spheres,
irrespective of local land.
Despite the differences that divide,
in surveying the vast beyond
our far-reaching purposes are allied
so we sense humanity’s bond.
Wonders seem endless as vision wanders
amidst the scenes sidereal
while many a pensive poet ponders
how to voice the ethereal.
Though troublesome worries may get us down
the heavens our spirits uplift
in presence of firmament’s jeweled crown
of night’s resplendent global gift.
When comes the sundown my reveries soar
and soft I hear a mounting cry
by earthly stargazers from shore to shore,
‘We are one people neath one sky.’
Then all unite in the singular goal
of witnessing sights overhead,
thus to share their view of the cosmic whole
with feelings of oneness o’erspread.
~ Harley White
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For Global Astronomy Month (GAM) 2020 AstroPoetry ~ penned at the request of Astronomers Without Borders
Copyright © Harley White | Year Posted 2020
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