Those Summer Evenings

Naked in the moonlight
I stand,
cool grass
between my toes.

Stars shine brightly
overhead,
a river of stars
flows across the sky.

The moon has come
and gone,
I feel the cool breeze
wafting over my skin.

I am bathed in starlight,
oh how I wish
for many
more nights like these!

8-2-2017

Bright Stars

Someone,
Pricked needle holes,
In the curtain of the night.

The Light,
Which exists inside everything,
Is bleeding out and shimmering through.

It shines,
With a piercing brilliance,
On this foggy winter’s evening.

I stand,
Transfixed by unknown constellations,
My eyes inevitably drawn to one in particular.

The Pleiades,
That small gathering of light,
I look for every year at this time.