Thursday 26 April 2012


At night, sometimes we look up into the vast sky and gaze at the stars and other heavenly bodies. It helps give us perspective on our lives. The immensity of nature is so strikingly apparent. Our cares and worries pale in comparison to the scope of the rhythms of the universe. We are so small, so seemingly insignificant, yet we have assurance that we are important and that our creator has knowledge of even the number of hairs on our head. Members of the Writer's Circle tackled the topic of 'Stars'. Here are some of the related efforts.

STARS – essay/story

Just as there are many hundreds and thousands of people on this rock we call Earth, so there are many hundreds and thousands of other rocks, some just like this one, many not, scattered through the wide canopy of the sky.

Hundreds and thousands of rocks reflecting light for their many suns and it is these luminous refractions which cause them to glimmer and shine so that creatures, like us, who live on this rock, and those, unlike us, who live on other rocks, can see them and wonder.

Now, we being human, tend to live in clusters, firstly of family, secondly in societies, and stars being scatterings of shattered planets and rocks, live in clusters called constellations, all gathered in fractured groups of individual lights forming a mass, making a cosmos.

Like in our societies and groups there’s the big boss, the Sun, the one that is fierce and deadly brilliant and the world revolves around them. Then the North Star, a constant point from which we take our bearings to venture out into the world, then, the dependable one, the who watches, like Venus, a planet which is also dependable and faithful and has the brightness of true love – coming early, way before anyone else, and staying way after all the others have gone to sleep…
Just as there are those in our world who can’t or do not survive, so too are there reflections of this star world. Some, like us humans, fall into black holes and never emerge from that depression, other stars released from the orbits which kept them grounded, release themselves from all care and throw themselves with abandon into the night, going out in a blaze of glory. Which, from the distance of the observer, is always much paler and insignificant.

By: Juliet Garricks

Sun – haiku

Ra; father of earth,
Lonely Daystar marks time and
Chases Mother Moon.

By: Juliet Garricks


By: C.G. Wilson

I’m like a speck of dust,
Just a ray of light
Shining on Earth’s crust
Only seen at night.

I sparkle like a diamond
A magnificent precious jewel
Around me all is darkened
Encasing me in a capsule.

I twinkle when I shine
Looking down on you below
I even see the coastline
Where the sea reflects my shadow.

I proclaimed the birth of a baby boy
Thousands of years ago
Who brought you peace and much joy
Though some thought Him a foe.

When next you look up in the sky
And see the thousands of stars
Somewhere amongst them I lie
I’m the nearest to planet Mars.

“Night Fall”

The night falls silent,
moon and stars illuminate,
the ocean peaceful, sleeps.

By: Brenda Quin

Haiku 3

Starlight shining down:
Heavenly reminder of
watchful angel eyes.

By: H.M. Peter Westin

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