When Galaxies Cry

When galaxies cry,
The tears that they shed
Are showers of light
We see overhead
That leave us in awe
As we touch our cheeks,
Speechless but listening
When radiance speaks.

So gaze at the sky
When stars shoot above
And hear as they make
Their statements of love,
For they long to be heard
In the vacuum of space,
Stardrops streaming down
A celestial face.

146 thoughts on “When Galaxies Cry

  1. I love the image of the stars being a galaxy’s tears… very jealous I didn’t think of that! Wonderful.

    1. I have never seen shooting stars or a meteor shower, but I imagine it would be a breathtaking scene. You have insanely good ideas all the time. Usually, mine are just insane. πŸ˜€

      1. Don’t start all the silly stuff again – you’re supremely talented.

        1. I’m not comfortable with excessive praise. It makes me feel like sticking my head in the ground like an ostrich.

          1. I know exactly what you mean, really I do.

    2. I agree, I love galactic metaphor and have written many pieces of art using celestial verbiage; however, when I read “When galaxies cry, the tears they shed are showers of light”….my mouth dropped. Literally…that imagery was beautiful. This is a very well written piece of art. Clap clap snap snap. This is definitely a favorite.

      1. Thank you very kindly. It makes me very happy that you enjoyed this as much as you did. πŸ™‚

  2. Reblogged this on The Arkside of Thought | Poetry, Politics, Philosophy, Life and commented:
    Space, the final frontier…

  3. Love this. I have one with similar imagery, I” dust it off an dost one day.

    1. I tried searching for yours but got lost in the labyrinth of your home. I would love to read it though if you wouldn’t mind sending me a link. πŸ™‚

      1. I haven’t actually posted it yet. I will post it later today and put a link in here.

        1. Here is the link – http://wp.me/p3kG6h-fe to the said poem now posted. πŸ™‚

  4. “As we touch our cheeks,
    Speechless but listening
    When radiance speaks” – very beautiful poem.

    1. Thank you very much. Glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

  5. oh yeah of course I read this one. It’s so good! I really like the rhyme scheme and how you played with the words. But “Please” definitely had me riveted.

    1. Yeah, that one hits close to home for me.

  6. I don’t know why, but Zelda – The Mask of Majora spring to mind. There’s a bit in that where you have to poke the moon in the eye with your telescope, and it sheds a moontear.

    1. Aha that’s awesome. I would cry too if someone poked my eye with a telescope though.. and then punch whoever did it.

      1. Well, the moon gets its own back by flattening the entire city. It’s all bit weird really.

  7. such a creative idea πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much! Very glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

  8. Sooooo amazing and beautiful!! You are so clever and insightful with the symbology. Intensely creative! If only I could write half as intelligently as you πŸ™‚

    1. You don’t give yourself nearly enough credit, and you give me way too much credit. I think you have a lovely writing style that I very much enjoy reading. πŸ™‚

      1. Wow, I really appreciate your very encouraging compliment πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my posts! I am hugely pleased that you enjoy my writing style πŸ™‚
        It means a lot to me.

  9. It was pleasure to visit your blog, and I’m happy you came and found something you like over here. πŸ™‚

  10. Hi there! I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Please get the badge at http://wp.me/p32YrK-mJ and get more info. Have a nice day! πŸ˜€

  11. Just gorgeous! thank you!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  12. It was a pleasure to read your work, and thank you also for stopping by. πŸ™‚

  13. Hugely enjoying your work here. Love your big ideas/concise words… works brilliantly.

    1. Thank you so much. Nothing about writing makes me happier than knowing someone enjoys what I have written. πŸ™‚

  14. Beautiful, Cubby. Whenever I look at the Hubble Telescope’s pictures, I see the Divine, along with the tears.

    1. It is amazing what we can see when we look above us. πŸ™‚

  15. beautiful poetry, and this:

    As we touch our cheeks,
    Speechless but listening
    When radiance speaks.

    the tempo and rhyme is so perfect, t for this
    and for liking my poem on 20 line the other day.
    encouragement is always appreciated.

    1. I like your style of writing. Some free verse poems leave me feeling very baffled and dissatisfied, but yours make beautiful sense to me, and I am completely satisfied when I am finished reading. I’m glad you enjoyed this poem. πŸ™‚

  16. Really love this piece!!!!

    1. I’m so very glad you do! πŸ™‚

  17. Nice, I dropped by to say thank you for reading “facets”. I enjoyed reading while I was here.

    1. And thank you also for your kind visit. πŸ™‚

      1. Together ( and with many friends not scared of the dark ) we shall show the world that the Heffalump is not horrigable (sp? )

        Me and you and Pooh ( and friends not scared of the dark)

        : )

  18. Brieuse Bernhard Piers-GΓ»dmΓΆnd July 29, 2013 — 1:50 am

    Terrific! Thanks

    1. And thank you also! πŸ™‚

  19. Excellent poetry. Really allows the reader to visualize the scene. I too write but in a different style. Very well written.

    1. Thank you very kindly. I see what you mean by we have different styles, but you do have some great rhymes, and I think rhymers share the same love for good rhymes. πŸ™‚

  20. Lovely poem–full of wonderful imagery. I could really *see* the poem in my head as I was reading.

  21. Reblogged this on moon soup (no bowl, no moon) and commented:
    More great poetry from someone I didn’t know of before.

  22. I can’t stop reading! Thank you, your writing speaks to me in such a familiar voice. Don’t know which is my fave yet, so I am commenting at the point in time where I realise I will be spending a lot of time here tonight so may as well organise some light refreshments and general comforts so I can curl up with a good blog and thank the stars for people like Cubby.

    1. Aw, thank you very kindly. You just really lifted my spirits with your words. It means so much to me to know that there are people like you who enjoy my writing this much. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! That makes me very happy! πŸ™‚

  23. Cubby, beautiful words expressing a gorgeous night sky! I love astronomy so I enjoyed this poem very much. You need to observe a meteor falling across the sky.

    Thanks for stopping at my blog!

    Your write beautifully!

    1. I hope to observe a meteor shower one day. I can only imagine how wonderful it would be. I’m so glad you enjoyed my poem. Thank you so much for your kind words. πŸ™‚

  24. I have read so much breathtaking poetry from others that I am ashamed of my little pitiful attempts. Words fail me when trying to describe how moved I am by this poem!

    Thank you for sharing!

    1. You write of meaningful social issues that help to educate, enlighten, and inspire others. How is this pitiful or something to be ashamed of? From what I have read, your writing is beautiful and bold, and this is something to be admired and proud of, not ashamed of. πŸ™‚

  25. Thanks for the likes – always appreciated but particularly when they’re from someone with such talent πŸ™‚

    1. Likes are indeed always appreciated. I am honored you consider me talented. πŸ™‚

    1. That’s a lot of s’s! πŸ™‚

  26. You understand our galactic nature… seems few really do. nice.

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed this. πŸ™‚

  27. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! You have a beautiful site. πŸ™‚

  28. Beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by xballerina! You have a great philosophy and blog, I look forward to seeing more. Feel free to stop back for some artsy inspiration:)

    1. For sure! You have a wonderful blog. Thank you also for the kind visit. πŸ™‚

  29. There’s a lovely fresh quality about this piece. Thank you. I like the image of stardrops.

    1. Thank you kindly. I’m so glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

  30. I love impromptu poetry in the comments. It means someone has been inspired, and what you wrote sounds very much inspired. πŸ™‚

  31. I love your imagery – it is refreshing and original. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. I am so glad you think so. Many thanks for your kind words. πŸ™‚

  32. I really like this poem too! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this! πŸ™‚

  33. “In the vacuum of space
    Stadrops streaming down
    Their celestial face.”

    That concluding stanza was gorgeous!

    I just stumbled upon your site after you liked a piece i just wrote and not only do I love your writing, but I was also hoping you could help me with a question; how do you have these comments right below your pieces? On my WordPress the best I’ve managed is this frustrating, half-hidden little link on the side of the page. Sorry to impose my HTML/Wordpress incompetency on you but I thought you might be able to help, as I’m sorta new to the WordPress thing. Thanks, and beautiful poem.

    1. I can see the comment box clearly on your blog when I am on the page for that specific post. Otherwise, when on your main page, it is a half-hidden link and hard to find. The WordPress theme you choose will also affect placement of these things. Hope this helps. πŸ™‚

      1. Thanks so much for taking a look into my question, very much appreciated!

  34. Beautiful imagery. I was totally soaked in it…feelt like I could actually touch the sky

    1. Ah, that is such a beautiful thing to say. It is greatly appreciated. Thank you very kindly. πŸ™‚

  35. Oh my goodness that was so beautiful! Speak of galaxies and such and I’m there. I feel like my daughter is up there……somewhere.

    1. I’m sure she is, sparkling as brightly as she did here on earth.

      1. What an incredibly wonderful thing to say! Thank you.

  36. Love the of stars and often write about it. There is where I come from. The news is there is no vacuum up there, The whole of creation is there a plasma energy filled Cosmos alive with life force.

    1. Not sure I completely understand, but it sounds very intriguing! πŸ™‚

  37. Did I already say this is ‘Absolutely Beautiful’? Beautiful, beautiful!!!

    1. Aww, thank you so much. πŸ™‚

  38. Beautiful! Thanks for liking mine, too. πŸ™‚

    1. Twas my pleasure! Thank you for your visit also. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you very kindly. πŸ™‚

  39. That’s beautiful work. Positive, unifying, full of joy and tenderness. Thanks also for your like.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Twas my pleasure to read your work. πŸ™‚

  40. This is the best poem I’ve read in a long time! Thanks for the likes on my blog too. You’re definitely very talented! πŸ™‚

    1. Aw, that is very sweet of you. I’m so happy you enjoyed this poem. πŸ™‚

  41. love your poetry.. it is really quite different accessible and deep… for me

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad it is both accessible and deep for you. πŸ™‚

  42. Reblogged this on NOAEFAME and commented:

  43. Wow I love this! The imagery was fantastic!! I’m definitely checking out your other posts. I hope you’ll check out some of my posts as well πŸ™‚

    1. I just checked it out and really enjoyed “Do You See It Now?” It looks like you are just starting your blogging journey. I hope you find it very satisfying and rewarding. I’m glad you enjoyed this poem. πŸ™‚

      1. Yes I am. Thank you πŸ™‚

  44. I think there is something very romantic about the universe. I’m glad you enjoyed this. πŸ™‚

  45. If this isnt genius, then it must be perfection.. WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL ❀

    1. That is such a lovely comment to read. Thank you so much for your generous words. πŸ™‚

  46. Love this enchanting poem! Thank you for liking mine. I loved your “philosophy” list, too, and I, also, do quite a bit of “tweaking.” But I know that it’s okay to just let it go, let it be, just as it is. True for everything! Blessed be,

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed this poem! Tweaking means we see room for improvement in our art, but learning to let it go is good too. Thank you for your lovely comment. πŸ™‚

  47. Hi Cubby! Nice poetry, Thanks for liking my recent post. We get called “Cubby” all the time because of our lasdt name of “McCubbin”…Tom

    1. I noticed your last name and wondered if you might have “Cubby” as a nick, so you have unwittingly satisfied my curiosity. πŸ™‚

  48. Cubby, this is wonderful!

    1. I am so happy you think so! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for your kind words. πŸ™‚

  49. I’m just going to say ‘ditto’ all other comments ❀

  50. You’re so cool! I do not believe I’ve truly read through anything like
    that before. So nice to find someone with original thoughts on this issue.
    Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This site is something that
    is required on the internet, someone with some originality!

    1. I fished your comment out of my spam box…I’m not sure how it ended it up in there but I apologize for how long it took me to reply. Your words are very much appreciated and I hope you enjoy the words I have to share! πŸ™‚

  51. This was beautiful! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  52. this is so beautiful, thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

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