Star from Heaven

i took a star from heaven
i plucked it from it’s celestial field
and carried it in my pocket
from land to foreign land
til i found a shining angel
worthy of its gleaming light
then i took her to my home
and at my hearth she shone
and wandered i the earth no more
– 3/5/10 – 101


its piercing, this silent sound
this empty ringing left behind
by the absence of bustle from a busy day.
it is the echo of life, a cherished hollow
a form made of the memories
not to be lingered on for long
lest the life that made them fade
and you forget their purpose.
– 3/1/10 – 97 #favorite