Thursday, April 2, 2015

Night Among Stars

Dear reader

Today is day 2 of NaPoWriMo, and the prompt has to do with stars and constellations. This is not a subject I have spent a lot of time with, although I do love star-gazing. And so, with very little research, I wrote a piece that I hope paints a cool picture for you. I hope you enjoy today's offering.

Rod E. Kok
April 2, 2015

I had a dream.

My slumber was filled
with visions of
majestic starry hosts.

I soared among
the guardians of darkness
learning their stories.

Cassiopeia and Cepheus
welcomed me to their court,
their eyes twinkling with delight
at my fragile existence.

I rode on Draco’s tail,
enduring a frozen ride
through the heavens,
his mouth shooting out
fiery comets of wrath.

The two bears frolicked
in their celestial meadow,
spending eternity dipping into
cosmic streams,
searching for food.

It was the hunter who saved me,
mighty Orion’s belt
held me up so I would not fall.
His two dogs nipped at my heels,
Canis Major and Minor
were playfully enjoying
my plight.

My stellar journey ended
with my head nestled
in my pillow.
And though I was glad
to be back on terra firma,
I will never forget
my night among
the stars.