Accidental Poet

Wisdom of the Stars

For what could be the reason

When I look up at the night sky

Suddenly I’m compelled to write

For wisdom of the stars I pry


Or is it the stars

Who call upon me

With twinkling inspiration

In the starlight I see


Then on the ocean horizon

The coming of dawn’s early light

And oh, how wonderful

Tranquil and peaceful this sight


With seagulls aloft

Soaring on gentle breeze

The tide calmly advances

Soft waves to the beach they tease


And the morning hours

Fuel for more poetic words

Notions within my heart

Certainly I’ve heard


As the hours pass

Life awakens in town

Activity everywhere

Morning greetings abound


The sun’s light poetically dances

Everything it touches spawns life anew

The colors throughout the day

Smiles on happy faces too


Slowly, the sun descends

As it’s pulled down from the sky

A sunset so beautiful

Hypnotized, all I can do is sigh


Again, I’m captivated as

The stars come out

Now I see wisdom of the stars

Inspirational light no doubt  


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2011


  • orchidee

    And an inspirational write here too AP!

  • Accidental Poet

    Geez Orchi, you don't waste any time hitting that button. I just posted it. Thanks my friend. You rock!

  • Neville

    there is without doubt a magnificence and beauty up there...

    well poemed this fine Sunday my friend.. .


    • Accidental Poet

      If the skies are clear, its like a magnetic attraction to look up and just gaze upon the incredible window to the universe. Thanks for the visit Neville.

    • PoeticBiscuit

      Iā€™d have to agree with you there. The night sky is one of my favorite places to be. So much inspiration to be had. This poem gave me that same tranquil vibe as I read it.

      • Accidental Poet

        Thank you PB, then this poem hit it's mark. Glad you enjoyed it.

      • dusk arising

        A certain stillness descends upon us on a starlit night I agree. And here you bring us daytimes hustle and bustle contrast too before night again unveils it's magic cloak.
        How insignificant our problems of the day become when we contemplate the wonder of the starlit night.

        • Accidental Poet

          Yes da, there is magic all hours of night and day if one chooses to look for it. And our troubles do fade away while we busy ourselves with the wonders of night and day. Thanks for reading and your comment. ; ) AP

        • Goldfinch60

          Those stars are so wonderful to see and can inspire us all to dream and write.

          "Stars are holes in Heaven's floor."


          • Accidental Poet

            Really? And I thought the stars were the interior lights in Heaven. OK, good to know. ; ) AP

          • Joe Dawson

            A thoughtful write AP, Maybe it's the stardust within us that points to the heavens calling us - 'Home'. Super write. Joe

            • Accidental Poet

              True Joe, quite possibly the parts of us that came from the stars to begin with. AP

            • AwHec8

              Great Write Accidental Poet. Don

              I lived in Perris California when that earthquake hit, smh. I could hear 1 of my best friends a few houses down run out into the street to exclaim with surprise as it seemed to last too long, this as I rode my bed like a surf board in a wave clutching it for dear life.

              • Accidental Poet

                Fortunately you lived to tell about it. Thanks for the read Don.

              • yellowrose

                Very lovely šŸ™‚

                • Accidental Poet

                  You had to dig a little deeper for this one yellowrose. Hope you enjoyed it. Thank you.

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