Starry Visions

#NaPoWriMo #GloPoWriMo Day 22

Book cover for Lord Dunsany. The Book of Wonder.

I sieved the stars
Through my fingers
They fell on the ground
Now, sparkling dust!

The mist from my eyes
Mingled in the glass
The shimmer flowed
Into oceans and seas

Luminescence washed
Along a silver beach,
I picked up the shards
Of the broken stars.

One with the sand
By the shores, I stood
Crystal dreams in my hand
Clutched to my bosom.

Roaring skies demanded
The glitter be returned
For they carried visions,
Of a thousand Earths!

Poetry inspired by the book cover of Lord Dunsany. The Book of Wonder. London: William Heinemann, 1912 — Source.

Author: Aneesha Shewani

I am just ME … a soul streaming across constellations, over eons of turbulent changes and tranquil noises, perturbed by the visions that engulf me and ruffled by the oft complacence that challenges the change. Yet, I must travel further across the galaxies, in search of the ultimate metamorphosis. Until then, I sojourn in this life, engrossed in my earthly callings of a wife, mother, professional, writer, dreamer, and seeker. On this blog you will find a spectrum of fiction, poetry, reviews, thoughts, snippets, inspiration, experiences, voices, concerns, excerpts, and everything that the soul has gathered in her fold, over years of reading, searching, finding, losing, and discovering. I regularly indulge in various creative pursuits, like crochet, experimental cooking, reading, and writing, and I hold a managerial/editorial role in a financial services organization with a global footprint. For a long time, social media hijacked my personal writing space, as I was sharing more on Facebook and writing Tweet-sized poetry on Twitter. Social media is instant but temporary gratification. Ultimately, a writer needs their own space, and personal blogging provides that space. I had started a blog more than a decade ago but all things need to be infused with new life, emerge in a new avatar, and so it is with my new blog space. Let your love and encouragement pour into Blue Pen Strokes. Check out Aneesha Shewani (@felinemusings) 

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