David Mitchell

Rookie - 196 Points (20/12/1988 / Colchester)

Stars - Poem by David Mitchell

The stars adorn the heaven at night,
They beautify with gleaming light
The sky of dismal hue;
They shiver in the icy cold,
They are, and were in ages old,
Embellishing the blue.

They hide themselves from their bright lord,
As from the Garden's fiery sword
And incandescent flame;
And tho' we do not see their fire
When sunshine dims the heavenly quire
They are always, all the same.

Behold these messengers of peace!
Belligerent man, your fighting cease,
And do your kind no harm;
Look heavenward; stars do not fight,
But grant a respite to the night;
In heaven, at least, is calm.

(Sunday,11th November,2005.)


Comments about Stars by David Mitchell

  • Moira Cameron (4/3/2016 11:57:00 PM)


    I am with Kim Barney - the rhythm and rhyme are terrific, and add to the eloquence of this poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Uzefa Rashida M.a (4/3/2016 1:27:00 PM)


    The most beautiful poem I have come across about stars. and these lovely creations of God do have a great message for mankind. Great imagery.lovely writ. Congratulations on being the poet of the Day. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (4/3/2016 12:00:00 PM)


    Beautiful poem and a nice articulation of thoughts on the stars shining in the sky carrying a message of peace for man. Thanks. I quote:
    Behold these messengers of peace!
    Belligerent man, your fighting cease,
    Look heavenward; stars do not fight,
    (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (4/3/2016 11:49:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem with a great message. Liked it. Like the stars we too should live in peace and harmony to make this earth a better place.Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (4/3/2016 7:58:00 AM)


    David, I love your rhyme scheme here. Each verse starts off with a couplet (AA) followed by BCCB. In verse three, the BB is not true rhyme, but a very nice assonance. Very pleasing. Congratulations for having it selected as Member Poem of the Day! (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (4/3/2016 7:18:00 AM)


    Gleaming thoughts, splendidly knitted on a poetic canvas. Soothes one's heart miraculously. (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2016 5:36:00 AM)


    Splendid work. Thanks for sharing the beautiful composition, David (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/3/2016 1:10:00 AM)


    Gleaming light! ! Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2005 3:10:00 PM)


    David, really enjoyed reading this poem. Such wonderful images and brilliantly constucted, just right. Often pieces like this are overdone but you've done a great job here. (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (12/11/2005 2:23:00 PM)


    A really great poem David, an excellent write. A beautiful story very well told, and so inspiring. Lovely! Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2005 12:57:00 PM)


    I think that this is a beautifully written poem. Also, I think that you have a lot of talent when writing. Keep up the excellent work! (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2005 12:54:00 PM)


    Very soothing and gentile with wonderful imagery. A wonderful piece. 10 all the way! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 11, 2005



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