Yen Cress

Rookie (3/9/43 / San Francisco, California)

One December Night - Poem by Yen Cress

Far brighter than the suns's sharp rays,
Far larger than immense,
A pinpoint perforates the haze
A thousand light years hence.

We gaze above, my friend and I,
And shiver in the cold,
While megafires burst in the sky,
Exploding molten gold.

A score of bright stars draw our gaze;
We recognize a few.
Four thousand lesser lights appear
As black replaces blue.

We shiver in the growing chill
And still we stand, entranced.
For every star that we can see,
A billion more have danced.

When we at last decide to go,
We stroll back down the hill
And thank our God, Producer of
This winter night's grand thrill.

Comments about One December Night by Yen Cress

  • (9/29/2007 10:49:00 PM)

    Yen, there is a majesty in your writing that impresses as much as the words excite. A powerful and lingering impression of contained imagery. Rgds, Ivan (Report)Reply

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  • (9/24/2007 2:04:00 PM)

    I liked this, it was so pretty! I'm not religious, but your poem sounded very nice!

    'Far larger than immense'
    This was interesting. I don't think I've ever read anything quite like it, :)
    Great work!

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  • Elysabeth Faslund (9/24/2007 1:26:00 PM)

    Oh, but you have put into words a grand thing! Realization of the immense time span above us mortals! We have only to look up to see our far ancestors did, with the same awe. Wonderful work! ! xxElysabeth (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 24, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 11, 2011

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