Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 230,670 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Meteor Watch - Poem by Kelly Kurt

The hour, small
The moon, new
The clouds, scarce
And the globe plows headlong through old comet tears
Crickets for company
Neck craned and strained
The first flash comes
Arrow straight
Neon bright
Another bisects the sky
My pulse picks up
Five minutes pass
Then five more
The star studded heavens fall still
Corner of one eye catches a glint
Was that one?
Patience
By hour’s end the count is only two
Patience
A freshet of incandescent grains finally rewards the wait
Night’s tally explodes
Wonder, satisfied
Dawn approaches
Pillow beckons
Meteors and I sleep

Topic(s) of this poem: life, nature, sky


Comments about Meteor Watch by Kelly Kurt

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (5/22/2015 10:09:00 PM)


    Excellent collocation. Highly envisioned. A captiving poem I like most. Many thanks dear Kurt keep the ball rolling.......10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (5/22/2015 10:32:00 PM)

    Thank you, Kumarmani. I do so enjoy watching meteors

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  • Alesia Leach (5/22/2015 6:32:00 PM)


    I like the short descriptive style of this poem. old comet tears Beautiful. And your patience - I am glad you were rewarding. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (5/22/2015 8:02:00 PM)

    Thank you, Alesia. The wonders of nature inspire me

  • Georgios Venetopoulos (5/22/2015 2:20:00 PM)


    (A freshet of incandescent grains finally rewards the wait - Night’s tally explodes.)
    Written with precision. Distinct style and careful description convinces the reader you were there observing the phenomenon. My opinion is that you can write a best selling novel - psychological drama.
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    Kelly Kurt (5/22/2015 3:18:00 PM)

    Thank you, Giorgio. I have a book of humor coming out in October and I write essays, short stories and philosophic/scientific treatises but now I will consider a novel.

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (5/22/2015 12:26:00 PM)


    That is perhaps the most beautiful of yours that I have read. Where were you? (10) (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (5/22/2015 3:14:00 PM)

    I was in a vacant lot, just behind the church where I live.At three in the morning I was observing the Perseid's. Whenever a shower is due, and the skies clear, I do this. It is always a spiritual experience, even if the display is less than dramatic

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 22, 2015



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