That’s when the moon is out of sight –

Not stealing all the thunder –

(Though thunderclouds obscure them quite:

That statement was a blunder!)

For crowds of clouds mean stars are barred;

The Southern Cross gets crosser;

When on the scene not seen is hard,

And Mars is called a tosser

For also shining far too much

And stealing all the glory;

With Venus, Jupiter and such

It is the selfsame story;

The stars at night are big and bright

Deep in the heart of Texas,

By day to stomach them ain’t right –

That’s in the solar plexus!

One well may tell the stars by day,

If from a well one’s viewing,

Though if down wells you’d chanced to stray

You’d be too busy ruing!

So, Starry Night, though it seems trite,

Is what we still will aim for,

A down-well plight is just a blight,

And isn’t what we came for,

But starry nights are best by far

To do a spot of wooing,

For she will wish upon a star,

And can’t see what you’re doing!

© Colonialist September 2012 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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25 Responses to STARRY NIGHT:

  1. Marco says:

    Hehe. And somewhere the bats (no vampires, please!) come out to play as well, right?


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  3. optie says:

    One of your best Col, very clever and witty


  4. adinparadise says:

    Now I’m seeing stars, just trying to work it all out., Col. 🙂


  5. Lisaman says:

    Hiya Colonialist..always good and brings a laugh or two!! Have a brilliant day!!!


  6. Col, you’ve made my day. With the Mars line particularly 😀


  7. SidevieW says:

    Orion belts not Elton


  8. 68ghia says:

    A spot of wooing on a starry night 😉
    Cute Col 😉


  9. newsferret says:

    Priceless!! Hopefully we will see the stars again this weekend.


  10. nrhatch says:

    Lovely, Col! A wonderful contribution to Sidey’s theme.


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