Starry Starry Night

In the darkest of nights
ceiling light turned on
pin pricked scrim draped overhead,
we lie down upon our bed
and revel as the stars appear,
even in our quiet room.

starry night

dVerse Poetics Tuesday: First time joining this group. The prompt today is to write about stars….during these winter nights before the winter solstice, their light is symbolic to so many.



42 thoughts on “Starry Starry Night

  1. Grace December 15, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    And such a lovely sight it is ~ Nice to meet you at D’verse Lillian ~

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian December 15, 2015 / 9:42 pm

      Nice to meet you, Grace. So glad you like my take on the prompt!


  2. kanzensakura December 15, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    Oh I like this wonderfully brief and full of amazement poem. How wonderful the stars can be anyplace we wish them to be. And I just so smiled at your hot pink/red toenails in the photo in the header. thank you for being with us!

    • lillian December 15, 2015 / 9:44 pm

      Smiling I am! So glad you enjoyed this! Yes – t’would be wonderful to take the stars with us as we wished – especially into our darkest hours. Glad to be here!


    • lillian December 16, 2015 / 5:22 am

      Smiling I am, seeing your comment this morning! Thank you so much!


      • Candy December 17, 2015 / 10:09 pm

        quite welcome


  3. MarinaSofia December 16, 2015 / 2:35 am

    Proving that you don’t need a full knowledge of astronomy nor a telescope nor the whole night sky to be happy and creative… and star-struck!

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    • lillian December 16, 2015 / 5:23 am

      LOVE your reply! Thank you so much — the scrim idea comes from my drama days, many many moons ago (staying with the astronomy idea!).


  4. Misky December 16, 2015 / 3:25 am

    A lovely star-struck poem. Good morning, Lillian.


    • lillian December 16, 2015 / 5:25 am

      Good morning! So glad you like this one. Nice to think we can bring the stars with us wherever and whenever we like, right? Have a wonderful day!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Mary December 16, 2015 / 8:25 am

    It is so nice to be able to reflect upon the stars in the darkness…a reminder that even in darkness one can see the beauty of the stars….

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  6. Melinda Kucsera December 16, 2015 / 11:31 am

    I wish stars would appear in a quiet room! What an image and what a metaphor for imagination, which for me anyway, cuts loose in quiet rooms to paint vivid pictures.

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    • lillian December 16, 2015 / 12:41 pm

      Blushing I am….thank you! Such a wonderful reply to make….made my day!


  7. Bodhirose December 16, 2015 / 12:50 pm

    Hi Lillian, welcome to dVerse! I so enjoyed this. A magical thought to be able to bring the stars out whenever we wished. Lovely…
    Gayle ~

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    • lillian December 16, 2015 / 1:09 pm

      So nice to meet you, Gayle. Thank you for the warm welcome!


  8. Linda Kruschke December 16, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    Welcome to dVerse. Thanks for coming to share this lovely poem with us. Peace, Linda

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Kathy Reed December 16, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    Stars can be seen and heard, and felt I believe…just like the roots of trees…nice to see you here, Lillian.

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    • lillian December 16, 2015 / 6:34 pm

      So nice to meet you, Kathy!


  10. Sumana Roy December 17, 2015 / 12:44 am

    this one is a little gem Lilian….love how light and wonderment intertwine…beautiful…

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian December 17, 2015 / 6:06 am

      Smiling over my first cup of coffee this morning. Thank you for the lovely reply. So very glad you liked it! “Light and wonderment” — now there’s a title for a new poem … shall think about that!


  11. katiemiafrederick December 20, 2015 / 12:48 am

    Wow.. reminds me..
    of something i forget..
    and perhaps something
    i don’t want to remember
    about a condition with
    the Trigeminal
    that allows
    me to see extremely
    painful rainbows in
    the darkest
    fully closed..
    i enjoy black
    now and the
    but dancing
    with the stars
    under eyelids at night
    almost made my head
    explode.. and that’s history..
    P.S.. TG!..:)


    • lillian January 13, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      To me, there is nothing like looking up into the stars. Sadly, living in the midst of Boston — the city lights obscure them. So I am always grateful when we travel someplace where there is quiet and I can just stand, with head tilted, and enjoy the starry starry night!

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      • ghostmmnc January 13, 2016 / 6:55 pm

        We are lucky, we can see the stars really well, here. I also use my telescope sometimes, too. You mentioned the room and ceiling…do you have something that shines stars there? I do, use it every night!

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      • lillian January 13, 2016 / 7:04 pm

        No I don’t….the scrim is just something I imagined. How I would LOVE to have something like that. My grand daughter does have a turtle with star cutouts on its back that we light at night, put on her floor, and it projects stars on the ceiling when we turn off her lights. I should get one for me! 🙂

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      • ghostmmnc January 13, 2016 / 7:25 pm

        Exactly! I have the turtle one, too! You should get yourself one! With the stars shining on the ceiling, and my sound machine tuned to ocean waves, I get to sleep easy 🙂

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