Friday, August 21, 2015

THE LAST STAR OF THE MORNING


Traveler walks like a moving tree,
like a wind-whisper, singing,
like the breath of dawn.

Traveler is a part 
of the landscape;
she carries with her
a corner of the sky.

Traveler rises with the morning sun.
She is always walking towards
the next sunset.

There is the last star of morning
on her shoulder.
She wears the first star
of evening in her hair.

The moon is her mistress,
a songbird flies from branch
to branch beside her,
and a wolf-shadow
companions
her every step.



One from 2011, re-posted for the Poetry Pantry at Poets United, where you will find many beautiful offerings every Sunday morning!


33 comments:

  1. Ah! The traveler raises her lovely head!

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  2. "She is always walking towards the next sunset"
    What a beautiful line on continuity

    Much love...

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  3. carrying a corner of the sky and being a part of the landscape as well.. that is pretty cool... oh how i love to travel

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  4. Traveler is a part of the landscape;
    she carries with her a corner of the sky.

    How very true Sherry! A traveler will always be able to blend with the environment and adjust to make the journey a pleasure.

    Hank

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  5. It sounds as if she has the most important relationships! Who could wish for more?

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  6. We are all travelling. Even the stationary has a destination.

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  7. "She wears the first star
    of evening in her hair."....a beautiful vision....

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  8. Lovely Sherry.. I liked the line "carries with her
    a corner of the sky".. can totally relate to that!

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  9. Traveler walks like a moving tree,
    like a wind-whisper, singing,
    like the breath of dawn.

    Beautiful lines Sherry :D

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  10. How important it is we must be as a traveling tree being part of the environment and not its nemesis.

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  11. Its like the movement of the sun across the sky, always in motion. I rather like the thought of the traveller carrying it on their shoulder. Agree with Old Egg as well.

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  12. amazing words, Sherry.
    it looks like the traveler is always sheltered by the tree. :)

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  13. Love the idea of walking like a tree, nice photo! Happy traveling, Sherry!

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  14. I specially admire how you describe the traveler:

    There is the last star of morning
    on her shoulder.
    She wears the first star
    of evening in her hair.

    Happy Sunday traveler ~

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  15. The star on her shoulder... what a wonderful way of being a traveler... sigh...

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  16. To carry with her a corner of the sky....ah that sounds so intimate...like a symbiotic relationship with Nature....as it should be. Lovely. And what a perfect image you chose for this :-)

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  17. Traveler is truly beautiful to visualize. Lovely poem.

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  18. Love this glimpse of a natural soul; a life that lives and is that which surrounds her. There are surprises and perhaps fears in her future, but whatever comes... she will step towards the next sunset.

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  19. Oh a big sigh of love here Sherry as I reread each word and savor it....the image is amazing as your words add more to the image...

    'There is the last star of morning
    on her shoulder.
    She wears the first star
    of evening in her hair.'

    I would love to see this as a poster for sale...such an amazing poem to read daily like a prayer!

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  20. I like the stars on her shoulder and in her hair, a beautiful poem.

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  21. beautiful.. love that last image of a wolf shadow.

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  22. I have yet to learn the secret of carrying with me a corner of the sky, but I'm teachable!

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  23. I love the star on her shoulder, in her hair ... and how she carries a corner of the sky. What a beautiful traveler she is ~ in harmony with nature! :)

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  24. If only we could all feel we are only travelers on this planet!

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  25. For me, this piece is allegorical of a walk for change. The moving tree: a metaphor for old ways that are often so deep-rooted and unyielding they seem to be unmovable. The traveler, a part of the landscape, and carrying a corner of the sky indicates that change is coming. The traveler has it within her grasp and it is going forward. The many aspects of nature that accompany the traveler: a testament to the "rightness" (the "natural order") inherent in this quest for change. Don't know if that is quite what you had in mind when you wrote it, but that's where my mind went: an epic odyssey on a quest for change.

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  26. Loved your imagination :) So beautifully you have described about a traveler.

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  27. A wonderful walk this traveler is taking.

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  28. I love this Sherry. Don't think it's total fantasy. I can see you there.
    My muse is resting. Couldn't think of a thing to write for the pantry this weekend, though I tried.

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  29. Loved this, Sherry. I love that she carries a corner of the sky with her. Such a lovely thing to do :)

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  30. A very beautiful thought... Loved the opening line and the unique thought process!

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