MJ blathers

dark poet who loves to laugh

starstuff and dust


snow flake, gentle drifting

large enough with accumulated experience

to know how to fall

with grace and awareness

of what surrounds us

if not of what we can do

if only with hope that what i can be –

unique, myself, unduplicated –

that mote or particle unlike any other

yet somehow akin –

how this individual can grow, can add, build

quietly give in a world of screamers of ‘me!’

to a culture of ‘take, before you get taken!’

how softly this bit of starstuff and dust

can reach to help, to learn

perhaps only to realize – finally – how gracefully

to fall again to ashes and dust

and thereby hearten a youth to see

death as part of life

and thus to live

in laughter and love






Author: mjnordgren

I am creating a series of novels set in rural southwest Missouri in 1940

2 thoughts on “starstuff and dust

  1. I have had such enjoyment reading the PENDRAGON series by S. Lawhead. The “starlight and dust” is his phrase, as quoted by Merlin


  2. You danced and twirled in the air with this one, Mary Jane, like a light flake playing with the wind. Loved it.


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