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. nandria.com is up but not quite running as I learn many new skills.

3 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. “Starstuff and Dust” is beautiful, Mary Jane. Thank you for sharing. Love not only the thoughts, but also your style of composition. Very touching, indeed.

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  3. 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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