Kurt Philip Behm

Beyond The Nearest Star

Who speaks to you sincerely,

who calls your name out loud


Who plates your image clearly,

and picks you from the crowd


Who tends your words forespoken,

as you wander near and far


Who waits for you rewoken,

—just beyond the nearest star


(Villanova Pennsylvania: January, 2017)


  • Fay Slimm.

    Romance oozes from these short lines and the call to re-waken to love has such appeal - I love the title 's repeat as a finalé - - great read/

  • rrodriguez

    Kurt, he cuts to the chase... always writing terse verse full of wisdom and grace. Congrats!

    • Kurt Philip Behm

      Thanks, RR. I'm honored as always.


    • Augustus

      Yes, who does these awesome things? Someone who loves you dearly and waits for you. You have such a way with words.

      • Kurt Philip Behm

        As do you, A. I'm grateful as always!


      • Michael Edwards

        Simple question beautifully expressed

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