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~~ 1 ~~
Who can separate
the stargazers from their quest
for the perfect light?
~~ 2 ~~
familiar story—
for love of all things starry
gazing in her eyes
~~ 3 ~~
gazing at heaven’s
architecture—the planets,
the comets, the stars
~~ 4 ~~
never forgotten—
the stars the elders gazed on
giving each a name
~~ 5 ~~
The old stargazer—
she holds her head in her hands
as the last star falls.
~~ 6 ~~
Who will remember
the stars we gaze at tonight?
Perhaps the ravens.
~~ 7 ~~
Mayan stargazers—
the old traditions live on
at the pyramids.
~~ 8 ~~
one woman
gazing hungrily
at the stars
~~ 9 ~~
the customs of stargazers
on a windy night
~~ 10 ~~
gazing at the stars—
old man with tremulous hands
raising them in praise
~~ 11 ~~
gazing at the sky—
blotted out by city lights
every single star
~~ 12 ~~
a separate star
upon which no one can gaze—
the diffident light

© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on June 21, 2015, in 3-5-3, 5-7-5, Carpe Diem, Sunday's Whirligig, The Poetry Pantry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. For every lover gazing into someone’s eyes, it is a new story.
    Sad to be mid-city, to gaze upwards, to realize that city lights hide all that is above.

  2. It sounds as though you have been mesmerized by the stars today.

  3. i so rarely see the stars, the summer is starless here (it’s never dark enough) and winter is too cold and we have city lights. I still recall the skies we saw in the forest close to Strawberry AZ when we went camping there so many years ago.

  4. I love the way you made use of the words in your graphic, very naturally and unforced. Very beautiful.

  5. love the stars as well as the gazers in all….love this starry set 🙂

  6. a wish for every star, gifts us a universe of hope; have a lovely Sunday

    much love…

  7. gazing at heaven’s
    architecture—the planets,
    the comets, the stars

    Loved this – there is so much the universe has to offer 🙂
    Beautifully penned 😀

  8. What a fantastic assortment of star-gazers. I resonate with each one and especially love the line “perhaps the ravens”: I so enjoyed these!!!!!

  9. Nicely done! I think my favorite are 5 and 6

  10. Who could have guessed there were all these emotions around star-gazing….the first one sets the mood beautifully….starts do evoke such emotions in us…we are part of them right down to the smallest part.

  11. I see them all–maybe stopping by one young lady twice–each in their own revery. I see the shy one, doubling the glow of a pal or waiting to shine until it can be obscured by day …

  12. How you manage to allow these prompts to flow is beyond me…bravo! Interestingly I was thinking of checking into name a star after my recently departed Father in Law.

  13. Stargazers – that is one of my fav things to look into the heavens and gaze upon the stars, I get lost in the magic and wonder what is out there that calls me to search the stars..each set flows into the next..the opening really caught me and pulled me in to feast on your words. The quest continues..

  14. Oh my, just WOW!
    Each one is a precious gem.

  15. Each of your haiku is a shining star unto itself. Well, done.

  16. Wow, MMT each Haiku is a precious jewel,perfectly carved1

  17. Great series MMT …. every haiku a little gem.

  18. Under each star is a story – possibly many – i particularly liked ‘she holds her head in her hands as the last star falls’ – i think i may be familiar with that feeling

  19. the stars do spark your brainwaves, don’t they?…….thanks for the great CONTEMPLATIVE read….opie

  20. A wonderful set, love the way this one is tied together.

  21. Oh My, this absorbs me and takes me away.

  22. I like 11. Light pollution is causing a lot of problems with star gazing.

  23. So hard to choose one over the other. But I really did like number 9.
    The wind moving the clouds…
    I only know a very few of the constellations. A few years back they were very different in Maui’s sky – the stars.

    Thanks for stopping by… I just treat prompts like additional words on a list and well, stuff ’em. 😉

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      You know what, Jules, I do what you do: treat prompts like additional words on a list and stuff ’em in. Aren’t we a pair??!!

      On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 11:11 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  24. It’s been a while since I did any star gazing. You’ve talked me into it. Thank you,


  25. All of them are absolutely lovely…I love stars and star gazing and these are a stellar reminder of the beauty of such.

  26. My favorites are the first and last, though they are all beautiful. One of the best things about moving to Oregon,
    is the ability to see all the stars.

  27. greenspeckblogger

    Stargazing uncovers hidden stories 🙂

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