The Night Sky

December 7, 2010
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Through the telescope,
To the sky,
The moon shines bright tonight.

Now to Venus,
The Morning Star.
I reach,
But do not grasp,
That wonderful work of art.

So Mercury I see next,
Craters for all to see,
One… two… three…
Impossible to count,
But fascinating to see.

Now for something else…
Oh look!!
A shooting star,
Up so high
Telling me,
“Make a wish! Go on!”

My eyes shut tight
Fingers cross,
I wish upon a star.
A secret I may not tell.

To the last planet now in the sky,
I look to Saturn.
Its rings smile back at me,
As if it were alive
Seeing, wishing, and experiencing
I’m enjoying the to-good-to-be-true night
Seeing the moon, seeing the planets, and seeing a shooting star.

I’m am astronomer through the telescope,
As smart as Galileo
Eyes popping out with amazement
The science, slowly stirring in my head
Sense coming back
On Earth I still lay

Still through the telescope,
To the sky,
The moon shines bright tonight.

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Aunt Kim said...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 9:30 am


Your writing made this poem come to life a million times strong.  What a wonderful gift you have unleased.

Love you!

Aunt Kendra said...
Jan. 4, 2011 at 7:10 am


Your poems are awesome!!!!  I think we have an author/poet in our family!  Keep up the good work! Love you. :)

Uncle Todd said...
Jan. 3, 2011 at 11:23 pm
Collin - this is FANTASTIC!!! Wooo - Whoo!! I love this one as much as the first! "I look to Saturn, its rings smile back at me..." What a beautiful image - Saturn smiling back at us! I'm so proud of you!!
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