An Artist, Photographer, Writer, Poet

Daily Archives: November 23, 2011


The Stars Look Different


Is it me, or do the stars look different

on cold crisp nights


I live on the coast of Maine,

and there are not a lot of city lights

to ruin the past time of  star gazing.3


I grew up in the Midwest,

in small towns with few lights.

In the evening we could lay

out on the grass  or look

from our bedroom windows

and see the stars and wonder

how far they were away,

was  there life  on them.


There was not a hint of space

travel that was to come

so our minds did the

traveling and decided how

it would look if we …

in our fantasy and visions

from comics, books and movies…

could possibly get to live

amongst the stars and

look back at earth.


Two years a go this week

I had cataract surgery…

and for sure the stars look

different to me…

I could never understand,

even before the surgery,

back in the day,

how people could see the

different constellations

and identify them.


I never tire of looking upward

as I walk to my car

or sit on my back deck,

in the summer when the sky

is clear

and on cold brisk nights…

like tonite…

the sky seemed darker

to me.


I’m sure it’s just my imagination.


Do the stars look different?

You betcha.




I apologize for the blip in my attempt at sending

this blog.  I am technically challenged on the best

of days…obviously more challenged today !


From prompt site...people are hanging literally from the side of the train. I can't imagine being in a situation like this but I did my best to imagine the plight of these people as I get set to celebrate the American Thanksgiving... I have much to be thankful for.

Third class travel stinks
literally odors bad
no space no caring
Third class travel stinks
figuratively no choice
only way than walk

Mass humanity crowds
all suffer same lot in life
Third class travel stinks.