Wish upon a star

                                                                           "Star light, star bright" . . .


August supermoon

And the last is always the brightest. ~

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"Begin with loss and see 
how the world contradicts you,
how the horizon implies that beyond it
the water is not empty
but full of ships
all docking at another island" . . .

― Lynn Emanuel


Blue jay

                                            Cloud of blue, fair wings
                                             on a slanted horizon ―
                                             a dream in motion.


"The spirit likes to dress up" (Mary Oliver)

                        All you see is a mere reflection, only

The spirit
likes to dress up like this:
ten fingers,
ten toes,

shoulders, and all the rest
at night
in the black branches,
in the morning

in the blue branches
of the world.
It could float, of course,
but would rather

plumb rough matter.
Airy and shapeless thing,
it needs
the metaphor of the body,

lime and appetite,
the oceanic fluids;
it needs the body's world,

and imagination
and the dark hug of time,
and tangibility,

to be understood,
to be more than pure light
that burns
where no one is 

so it enters us 
in the morning
shines from brute comfort
like a stitch of lightning;

and at night
lights up the deep and wondrous
drownings of the body
like a star.

― Mary Oliver