Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wishes and Star Prayers

"Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth."

"Here you go on this long long dream. Don't even try to wake up. Just let it go on until it is over. You will learn many things. Just relax and observe because there is pain and that's it mostly and you aren't going to be able to escape no matter what. Eventually it will all be over anyway. Good luck."

~ Quotes by Francesca Lia Block
~Wish photo by Beth Retro

*Star Prayer* (a lil poem by me)

Oh, stars
shouting from the sky-
your constellations become dreams
of spoons and bears and fiery lions.
Let them be secrets
you whisper only to me.
Let the moon gather my wishes
and disperse them among you,
and when you die, let your
light rest in the palm of my hand,
that I may find my way
in darkness.


lissa said...

I like your little poem, very dreamy, makes one wistful of childhood days

Pixie July said...

Love Francesca Lia Block - she says so many things that I believe in. And I love, love, LOVE your poem - like you say, constellations are inspiring. I think we've been hardwired over millennia to wonder at the stars. xx

Michelle Johnson said...

I love your poem. It's beautiful. I think that could be read to a small child. The light guiding their way through life.

From the quote, I have to say I have mistaken planes for stars before. LOL~ Hope all is well.

sarah said...

What a beautiful post. The quotes and poem are truly poignant and beautiful.

heavealie said...

are you a full time poet??if you are this poem was really well written.simple beautiful.bring back memories of my childhood when i use to make a wish whenever i saw a falling star.we don't feel the same way we use to when we were young!!nice piece of work.keep writing!!