Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 194,030 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Firmament's Rapture - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Just above the eastern horizon
Cantaloupe cup moon loiters
Venus’ sidereal shift shimmers
The predawn vault whispers
“Look and see the wonder”
I do, and quietly weep

Topic(s) of this poem: life, nature


Comments about Firmament's Rapture by Kelly Kurt

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (11/10/2015 1:34:00 AM)


    I am a star-gazer and am weeping with you quietly too watching the heavenly splendour. But, how did you miss Mars? The valiant warrior is too close to Venus these days - a sight that used to thrill me during my early morning strolls in Tucson. Unfortunately, back here in India, the skies are usually overcast with Monsoon clouds. (10) (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/10/2015 11:15:00 AM)

    The first night I saw this, Mars was right on top of Venus and made the event twice as bright with flickers of red. Over the course of several days, the planets wandered quite a few degrees apart and the brilliance of Venus far shamed that of mars. Orion was high in the sky and quite spectacular too. Last night, I saw a taurid meteor. It was Large, almost blinding and slow moving.

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  • Valsa George (11/8/2015 10:53:00 PM)


    A pithy and delightful image of a predawn sky! The economy of choicest words has given it a wonderful finish! Loved reading it! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/9/2015 12:34:00 AM)

    Since no million words could do the scene justice, I tried to remain brief

  • Liza Sudina (11/8/2015 10:48:00 PM)


    and quietly weep - predawn scenery moved you so! ! ! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/9/2015 12:33:00 AM)

    I plan to stay up til at least 4: 30 again today, as the moon will be a tiny sliver facing up. I will no doubt be equally moved

  • Kim Barney (11/8/2015 6:54:00 PM)


    Wow! Sandra Feldman told me about this poem, and she was right. It is wonderful. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/8/2015 7:17:00 PM)

    Sandra is a dear friend. The view is phenomenal. I plan to go out again this morning. Thanks, Kim

  • Pamela Sinicrope (11/8/2015 6:13:00 PM)


    Your writing here is very figurative and flowery.. Downright beautiful... Nice writing Kelly. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/8/2015 7:15:00 PM)

    Thanks, Pamela. No words could do true justice to the sight

  • (11/8/2015 4:27:00 PM)


    Your beautiful poem does indeed capture,
    The feeling of the firmament's rapture.
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/8/2015 7:14:00 PM)

    If you can, go outside at 4: 30 to 6: 00 and see. Tonight should be a very slim crescent with Venus brightly glaring further above

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/8/2015 4:18:00 PM)


    Look and see the wonder. What an amazing expression really. Marvelous Limerick shared.10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/8/2015 7:12:00 PM)

    The wonder of the universe is inspiring and humbling

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/8/2015 9:16:00 AM)


    Any one who can listen to a predawn whisper will weep. A nice poem.. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/8/2015 3:07:00 PM)

    I stayed up til just before dawn again today to watch the spectacle unfold and move across the sky. I went to bed at 6: 30 and not wanting to be asleep all day, I set my alarm for 11: 30. It went off and I rolled over and went back to sleep til 2: 00 anyway.: -)

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/8/2015 8:12:00 AM)


    Great imagery.......and tears are good for life, Sir. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/8/2015 3:08:00 PM)

    I agree. Thanks, Mohammed

  • (11/8/2015 7:04:00 AM)


    can be a real beautiful sight
    thanks Kelly-10
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/8/2015 3:13:00 PM)

    A week ago, Mars sat 1 arc second from Venus as well. It was so bright that it appeared as a large star, brighter than I had ever seen, with red spikes of light. When it first broke the horizon, the moon hadn't risen yet and it dominated the sky like a supernova

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (11/8/2015 3:59:00 AM)


    Firmament's rapture is wonderful, yet matter for weeping! only poet can touch the nature so sensitively. Great thinking. wonderful writing! Thank you for the poem. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/8/2015 3:14:00 PM)

    Thanks, Jayatissa. I can't fully explain the emotion, but it took me over.

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