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So Far Away

Marking the evening sky
with its travel,
a trail of magic
passed overhead just now.

The wonder
of light
in this winter night,
directs my heart
to think of you.
The brief encounter
carries a wish
I dare not voice.

Oh shooting star
carry my silent words
across the sky.
         ~Judi Van Gorder

Written from a prompt, "shooting star"

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Hmmm, yes ... a wish/I dare not voice. "The dark of winter" -- it takes me there, but it makes me wonder. Why does the speaker want the star to carry her hope far? Is that good or bad?!? I want to know, but I enjoy the open-ended ambiguity.


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'directs my heart to think of you' is a private moment that gave readers the mystery of the poem. We were just co-observers looking at the speaker's wonder.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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