I have been doing some work on a new poetry project recently- a collaboration for Advent. Here is one that I do not think will make it into the final mix, as I am not sure about it. It is still in sketch form, and I am a bit worried about it being a bit too sentimentally ‘mystical’ rather than carrying some real honesty…



To you whose hope

Seems stolen

Know this tender thing;

The bruised old sky above you

(Which seems to yawn indifference)

Is, in fact, leaking light.


Particles tumble down

Like this promise;

I am here

Where you are


For I know what you know

I see what you see

The fences you built are no protection

From starlight


My stars leave no shadow

Only the gentle light

Of becoming.








2 thoughts on “Starlight

  1. Just wanted to tell you how much I love this poem! I’ve kept the tab open on my phone so I can read it every now and again – often while feeding my new baby overnight while the stars are out!Thanks,Jen

    Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2014 07:54:23 +0000 To:

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