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A Starlit Night


If I were a Starlit Night
I would paint the sky
In darkest light

Splashing heaven in veiled disguise
To shadow dusk from mornings rise
Like jeweled beads upon a sea
Of rushing waves in tapestry
That splatter garland in colors bold
Of quickened silver and whitened gold

Moonbeams strung would drape each star
To blend what's near and blend what's far
Each velvet dropp of star and light
In dotted waves of day and night
Would catch each tear upon your face
That broke and split without a trace

Against the moons transparent veil
Where footprints mark its celestial trail
In silent sorrows ephemeral grace
The rise and fall of human race
To those that profit in affliction
To reap no truth or wise conviction
But empty praise and muddled diction

Not handed wave or handed open
To gaze upon the cruelty spoken
Of shattered sadness
And scattered madness
Of fleeting hours
And sleeping sorrows

The gilded beauty's soul is keeping
Murmur of her thoughts are weeping:
'If I were a Starlit Night
I would paint the sky
In darkest light'

Submitted: Saturday, February 19, 2005
Edited: Saturday, April 09, 2005

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  • Noemi Torres (2/7/2014 2:36:00 PM)

    you made me feel how it was to listen to the earth the way i once used to in a horrible period in my life but it gifted me the key to the mind sets of others (Report) Reply

  • Prasanna Kumari (2/7/2014 7:44:00 AM)

    the poem appearing in gold and silver make the starlit sky more beautiful filling our heart with awe.... (Report) Reply

  • Soulful Heart (2/7/2014 7:38:00 AM)

    Such a nice way to weave words as if decrating the entire universe in a hue of vibrant yet shaded thoughts (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (2/7/2013 2:39:00 AM)

    Fantastic passion of being, overwhelming the readers idea. Imagination gets a new dimension toexpand its wings. Thanks a lot............................pranab k c.....................................10+ (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (2/7/2013 2:39:00 AM)

    Fantastic passion of being, overwhelming the readers idea. Imagination gets a new dimension toexpand its wings. Thanks a lot............................pranab k c.....................................10+ (Report) Reply

  • Hardik Vaidya (2/7/2013 2:17:00 AM)

    The stars shine softly on the canvass of your being, silken in flow, gurgling she flows, like the stream of purity, through the intergalactic spaces of positions, emotions, beliefs baggage. Nothing else remains but the shine of the stars and the gurgle of your poem. What a master stroke. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Williams (2/8/2012 11:16:00 AM)

    Dear Louise,

    Forgot to mention that I recite poetry on the streets of London to make a living; with your kind permission, I'd like to add 'A Starlit Night' to my repertoire (with full credit being given to yourself, of course) - please let me know if this is ok with you? :)

    Best regards,

    Mark (London) (Report) Reply

  • Ivy Christou (4/11/2005 4:45:00 PM)

    This poem is fantastic, it is has such beautiful verses that captured me from the very first part. well done!
    HBH (Report) Reply

  • Brandon Hackett (4/7/2005 1:35:00 AM)

    Miss Bizzari You Really Write Poetry Beautifully..I haven't read the rest of your poems but I am very impressed already. I will be looking for anything new in the future. High Points! There are so many out there that write so poorly that I'm thrilled by your classical creativity. I usually don't waste my time reading quantity..it's quality that matters. You really stand out. Bravo poetry should be simple, beautiful - and well written. many happy tidings Brandon Hackett (Report) Reply

  • Velmar Pewee Hale Johnson (3/2/2005 8:00:00 AM)

    First I would like to thank you for the nice reviews you gave me on my poems.
    Second, I must commend you on your excellent poetic skills. Your writing is beautiful, well thought out, and speaks right to the heart. Keep up the great work, I only wish there were more poets like you in this world. (Report) Reply

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