Charles Edward York



From a distance I gazed upon your face

And I felt the light of timeless energy

Touch me in spite of the distance

You reach across millions of miles

And spell your name repeatedly

Not the one my kind gives you

But the one surely known

Only to your brothers and sisters


From a long time ago and far away

I see your beauty glowing

The faint crown your share

Everyone sees but perhaps passes by

You are more than decoration

Around you must dance your children

And like you, they bear names

You repeat to me in luminous ripples


From an early walk or a nightly gaze

You have my constant admiration

I see you without glass or machines

Only with my own two eyes

Though I see your family

More numerous than I can imagine

I abide with one blue member

Happy to share their shoulder to see you


From now on, I will write your name

On the face of my heart

Each time I spend a moment

Looking up to find you in the dark

And when the blue sky

Takes its time to walk across

I will recite the words “Per aspera ad astra”

And dream of the day I am with you.


Copyright © 2017 Charles Edward York

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  • Author: Charles Edward York (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 23rd, 2022 03:58
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  • Fay Slimm.

    Ah such a readable tribute to our nightly performers of light and mystery - must put this verse into my faves Charles to read its fine reminders that there are things we have as yet to understand more and admire.

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