The universe through a window pane

Lying on my back
I am looking up through a skylight,
its cracked panes trace paths
between the stars and planets.
The music of the night
twinkling notes on the tapestry
of infinity, creations fabric.
Filled with its glorious melody
the voyage beyond this place
is a rhapsody of movement,
a joyous trip into the unknown,
an anticipation of being,
of becoming part of the night sky,
coursing at the speed of light
that realm where gods and comets,
tug at the blanket of time.

Copyright: 2010, Donald Harbour

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12 thoughts on “The universe through a window pane

  1. Outstanding, Donald! I love the way you’ve moved your attention from the wallpaper to the cosmic tapestry:

    a joyous trip into the unknown,
    an anticipation of being,

    in

    that realm where gods and comets,
    tug at the blanket of time.

    I am smitten!

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  2. I like the cracks as tracks between celestial bodies
    and the tugging on the blanket. Nice bedtime ritual

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  3. I’ve found your blog by chance while browsing recent poetry entries on WordPress. Just read several of your poems with interest and pleasure. This one for example: I like the easy way in through the opening words, I enjoy the scene you set and the mood you create, and I am teased by the final image “tugged by the blanket of time”. I’ll have to brood on that one. Good stuff, and thanks.

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  4. Really enjoyed your take on this prompt…the night in all it’s glory is a poem in itself…good work!

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  5. Beautiful.

    This made me think of when I was a kid, during our many moves in which Dad would drive cross-country, I’d always be in the backseat. Sometimes, he’d drive at night. I’d always look up and watch the sky out the window before I fell asleep. I think that’s why I am so fascinated with the stars.

    Also, I think we’re all made of stardust to some degree.

    My favourite lines have to be: “The music of the night twinkling notes on the tapestry of infinity, creations fabric.”

    -Nicole

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