Friday, June 14, 2013

Taking Shape: Skies over Blue Spruce

NASA image V380 Orionis within
Reflection Nebula NGC 1999

He said who are you today?
And she answered:
I am Tevye!
I am Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof--
who has lost a sister
and rails at God
for taking her
and causing her 
to suffer;
So let me rant, 
I say!
What do you take me for,
a fool?
 I am not a fool;
I see all the suffering
as if my eyes were Yours;

but after my 
stream of words I kneel
by a blue spruce

like the ones 
in her yard 
overlooking the lake, 
You see,
Both she and the trees
grew together,
but now there's 
just the trees

And she is a star--
and my rant
turned to tears
and my breath 
breathed in
the awe
in the night.

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