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Gert Strydom

Freshman - 1,189 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

The starry night


(in answer to Anne Sexton)

With stars exploding above my head
the moon creeping
as a large yellow ball in to the heights
there is no sight
of the unseen serpent
striking at the light,
neither does it roar our with flaming breath,
nor do I see it causing any death,
only do I see the hand of God
in the intensity, the pleasure
of the sparkling shiny things
as a minutely small human being
against the enormity of it all.

[Reference: "The Starry Night" by Anne Sexton.]

Submitted: Friday, June 20, 2014

Topic of this poem: stars


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