Poem / Poetry – “Into The Stars”

Hey there esteemed readers.

Here is my post for NaPoWriMo Day 2.

The official prompt can be found over at:-

NaPoWriMo.net – 30 Poems In 30 Days – Day Two

I have used inspiration from the very stars and constellations themselves and the stories that they tell. Try that on for size, I dare you! (Please don’t, I could do without a lawsuit thank you very much)

Hope you enjoy it and feel free to comment below if you would like me to award you with a coveted gold star (sorry, I couldn’t resist!)

P.S. I will be periodically adding new links to the post for other NaPoWriMo poems that I find across the globe so feel free to revisit this post again soon 🙂

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“Into The Stars” by David Ellis

As fish we drink the waters of the flood to save the world
We seek signs of salvation in everything, even boxes of cereal
Legends take pleasure in telling us the answers we think we need
But ask the right questions and you can avoid stampeding crowds

There are no stars burning brighter than intellect you display
You can be beautiful too but there is no need to be vain
A complex plot develops but the outcome is still the same
Die at the hands of pregnant precaution
Or embrace risk and live to fight another day

Advice should be heeded to prevent a heart of stone
A phoenix can only rise from the ashes of noble bones
Imitations may fool you with their vicious sleights of hand
Don’t let yourself be a target or bury your head into the sand

A tree bearing fruit cannot be pierced by sword or spear
An empty shell filled with passion will still make sounds divine to hear
Domesticated at birth does not mean sterile as an adult
Separate the animal from the rider, in order to channel sparks
There is much to learn below the horizon in the seas and in the skies
Descended from the very Gods and Goddesses themselves
We can be the ones to shine, we just have to believe in ourselves

You want more? Well then here you go, some more dazzling poems by my fellow poetic friends:-

Prayers And Promises – Called By The Maker Of The Stars
Just Patty – A Diamond Poem
Always Chum – Bird’s Eye View
It’s Nothing Really – Cosmic Soup
Hosking’s Blog – Planned Obsolescence
Perennial Poetry – The wish
Unassorted stories – Trial (Error)
Velveteen Rabbi – Welcome (and NaPoWriMo 2: a poem about stars)
Quest For Whirled Peas – The Things I Ponder As I Gaze Upon The Stars
moonbows and sundogs – the spot where two hemispheres meet
Black Ink Pink Desk – Death Dust
Digital Gatherings – Stars
The Nautilus – day 2: stars & songs
J Luukkonen Poetry – Your Stars
Kneal1 Poetry – Lightning Bugs
Poet…Maybe? – Nostalgic
A Glass Of Bubbly – Orion’s Belt
grapeling – 1130 Crest / 2
arakawa fiction – NaPoWriMo Day 2: “Oh, the Change!”
tea parties on neptune – Don’t hand her a Rubik’s cube
The Dreaming Lady – NaPoWriMo – Day 02
The Tiger’s Sterne – Stars Remain
Weird and Important – NaPoWriMo – Day 2
Abbie’s Corner of the World – Acquarious
Divided by Zero – Ostrich Glass
A Geek’s Life – NaPoWriMo Day 2 – Dog Star
inktution – stars in disguise
Ordinary Average Thoughts – NAPOWRIMO 2015, DAY 2: SECRETS (A POEM)
Mostly Nocturnal Scribbler – Napowrimo Day 2
Not Enough Poetry – You Are Here
Leonas Lines – Poetry Plus – Starlight Nights
Summer Blues – The Stars
Kiana Donae Poetry – Day 2 – NaPoWriMo 2015
Eat Me – NaPoWriMo #2
Alphabet Salad – B is for… Because
1st Non-Manuscript – To Zeus – Most Dread Son of Kronos
Marilyn Cavicchia – Still, There We All Were: NaPoWriMo 2015, Day Two
Being Pooja – Do you want to come down?
Rhyme N Review – NaPoWriMo 2015: Distant Archer
Poetry, Prose, Art and Creativity – I Keep My Secrets Midst the Stars
calliopes lyre – Look
Two Voices, One Song – Poetry 365: Cosmic Fireflies
abstract happiness – two. – when you think about disappearing.
the man with the Blue Guitar – Guitar Nebula
LILAC The Koel’s Song – II. ON D.G; FOR ELLIOT. THEKID.
Camelopardalis by camelopardalisinblue
Slices from Life: Inspirations everywhere – NaPoWriMo, Day 2: Stars
Graceful Press Poetry – Winter Travel
A Collection of Thoughts from Yesterday’s Tomorrow – Yearning
The Product Poet – My Dearest Leo
Irene Riz – the guardian of rain
Freckled Writer – The Astronomer
Orientation :: Quilter – Mary Beth Frezon – DAY TWO, NAPOWRIMO
Harping On ~ A Writing Journey – April 2nd poem – stargazing
Sparkly Poetic Weirdo – National Poetry Month: Poem 2
A Heep of Everything – A Celestial Poem for NaPoWriMo Day 2
sjbbball9 Poetry on Tumblr – Poetry Challenge Day 2
Sounds of Time does NaPoWriMo – Day Two: Not Far
Tale Of Two Tomatoes – Be all and End all!
L’Angolo Polveroso – NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 2 – I was born on the twentyfirst in Spring
A Punk’s Poetical Pipebombs – (Everybody’s Heard That) The Tweet is the Greet
Gillnet Dreams – Veronica
Deelaytful – BALLOONS (NAPOWRIMO 2015 #02)
Five 2 One Magazine – Boys In Confidence
To Create…I Know You Are There
Umasree Raghunath – I want to be free, and I let it go!
Irresistibly Fish – NaPoWriMo: Day 2: catchup – romance
Memoirs of A Homemaker – STAR-VATION
I, Mosaic – 5 Dragon Ball Z Haiku
The House Of Bailey – Starlight

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11 thoughts on “Poem / Poetry – “Into The Stars”

  1. This wants to be read slowly–so many standout lines, but this is my favorite: “A tree bearing fruit cannot be pierced by sword or spear.”

    • Thank you so much Jennifer – there is something delicious about that line, about the nature of creativity and how when it is pure or decent that nothing can harm it. Really glad you liked it 🙂

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