Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 20,319 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

The Starry Night - Poem by Gert Strydom

(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.]

Topic(s) of this poem: stars

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 20, 2014

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