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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Astonishment (02/02/12)

TITLE: Just One Night
By Jody Day
02/07/12


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The gift of starshine canopies
The spinning, waiting earth
Like diamonds tossed on velvet seas,
Stunning in their worth.

The ever-changing moon presents
Her pulsing, glowing glory,
Marking times and hallowed days
With swelling shadow story.

We barely notice wonderment,
Our miracles undone
By daily downward cares and woes,
Our inner songs unsung.

But if the nightly sparkling gift
Came out just once a year,
The stars and shining shadow moon
Only annually appeared,

Would we not drop to our knees,
A captured heart and soul
In awed anticipation thrall
Not jaded, now, behold?

Ebony punched luminous,
White orb a wondrous pearl,
And constellation poetry
A mystery unfurl.

In that quiet, breathless time
We’d know how very small
Our chosen dull existence is,
Compared to All-in-all.

We’d be amazed, and deeply so,
That all the Father’s love
Is written in the charcoal sky,
A constant sign above.

We have this wonder every night
And a thousand gifts beside
To thrill our hearts with gratitude
And in astonishment reside.


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marcella franseen 02/09/12
A beautiful poem about my favorite part of God's creation, the sky. Such a marvelous creation speaks of a marvelous Creator and leaves me in "astonishment." :) Beautifully written. The flow was velvet-like, just like the night sky.
Camille (C D) Swanson 02/12/12
Beatifully done - very refreshing and completely on topic. I loved it.
God Bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/12/12
This is beautiful and a wonderful message to really take in the beauty around us. I often look at the night skies and wonder how one could think this beauty evolved from chaos. ice job.
Linda Goergen02/16/12
Lovely poem and a reminder to not take for granted the beauty God puts in the sky for us every night...an every night proclamation of His glory. Beautifully written.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/16/12
Congratulations for placing 16th overall!