Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Act II, Same Star

There’s no band
that plays at twilight
to paper dolls dressed for theater in the sky,
frozen in dreamy-eyed poses, and
still tongues murmuring things that could be said.

Angels walking on invisible stilts
roll the Sun on stage
to scissor-cut applause,
changed into a costume of moon robes,
and flashy beads of stars,

the impersonation begins...

20 comments:

MB said...

An entertaining take on the nightly spectacle, Pat! I can hear the hush of anticipation as the lights go out...

Poetry by Kai said...

love this

samuru999 said...

I can see all the blaze and glitter
and spark in your words Pat!
Beautiful!
Love it!

polona said...

the show i never tire of watching... great stuff as usual, pat!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Beautiful-all stars are such darlings

Inconsequential said...

:)

jel said...

very cool! :)


and Thanks Pat!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Wow, great!

Masago said...

Bravo! *mighty roar of applause* :-|

Anonymous said...

I love your way with words. Your blog's a delight. Keep at it! c",)

Russell Ragsdale said...

I think this is the best I've read here to date. Wonderful Pat -- this was really great!!!!

Amalendu said...

The Second Act of a predetermined Nothingness...
lovely Pat..

Don Iannone said...

Beautifully and uniquely said. Bravo!

NINANINA said...

I love this I am sitting here visualizing the motion of angels on stilts... people clapping like their hands are scissors and glowing moon robes... your work is is food for art!

Cathy said...

Sigh...
what was your inspiration for this one? I love it.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

I love the images this poem conjures!! a sweet childhood theatre!

Poetry by Kai said...

:-]

thanks

Anonymous said...

Very nice!

Pat Paulk said...

"Sunset is an angel weeping, holding out a bloody sword", Bruce Cockburn, Pacing The Cage. How many ways can it be described? An infinite amount I suspect. Thank you!!

I'm glad you did Kai!!

Thank you Margie!!

Polona, me neither!! Thank you!!

Sue, they are cute little boogers, til you go to snuggle up with one...

Inconsequintial, thank you for the smile!!

Thanks Janice!!

Thank you Andrew!!

Vaughn, a mighty roar of appreciation!!

Irene, thank you for coming by, please come back!!

Russell/Dr. D/Grandpaw, thank you!!

Amalendu, or all there is... Thank you!!

Thanks Don!!

Nina, I bet you could draw it more creatively than I can write it. Thank you!!

Cathy, I guess nothing specifically, just amazed how different every sunset can be. Thank you!! Hoping your sigh, turns back into a smile.

Corey, I think we're all children at sunsets and sunrises. For a moment, betwixt and between, our innocence reappears.

Thank you Joyce!!

trinitystar said...

flashy beads of stars ... you are conjurer of words. Magical.
Namaste.