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Poems-My Tryst With the Stars and She Is the Star in My Life-Response to Brenda Arledge’s Word Prompt Week 28-‘Star’

I love poetry. I am a voracious reader and am passionate about writing. I have recently started my foray into poetry.

Stargazing has huge benefits

Stargazing has huge benefits

Word Prompts Help Creativity Week 28~'Stars'

Brenda, our dear friend and Poet has published many wonderful poems on HubPages and other writing platforms. She encourages us writers on Hubpages by giving weekly word prompts, encouraging us to write something creative. It can be a poem, a short story, a song, or anything that our imagination comes up with. The idea is to exercise our creative muscle and at the same time to enjoy the activity. This has encouraged many writers to come up with creative responses which are not only interesting but educative to new writers. We applaud this effort by our dear friend Brenda and make every effort to create unique and interesting responses.

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.

— Bill Watterson

Stargazing Has Great Benefits

Studies suggest that people who stargaze feel more connected to nature and can experience positive emotions. Just going into our gardens or terrace and looking at the stars and spending some time in contemplation can provide immense health benefits to us. Apart from being a great stress reliever, it is a form of escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The best thing about gazing at the stars is it does not require any equipment and does not cost a thing. It can be done by anyone in the vicinity of their homes.

We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.

— Marilyn Monroe

My Response to Word Prompt Week 28-'Stars'

I have created two poems in response to Brenda’s word prompt this week. The first poem is about my tryst with the stars, one night and the joy this connection with the stars brought me that night. The second is about my granddaughter who is the star in my life and means the world to me. Hope Brenda and my Hubber friends like it.

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars

— Henry Van Dyke

Poem-My Tryst With the Stars

On a clear dark night

As sleep eluded my eyes

I climbed up the rooftop

And lay looking at the stars.


The twinkling of the stars

Brought me great delight

They Lighted up the sky

With a wondrous light.

The stars shining bright

filled me with wonder

And took me yonder

To a land of my dreams.


Where everything was perfect

Where there was peace and joy

Where all lived in harmony

Where the mind was calm

And where I could just be me

The sun yet to rise on the horizon

With a promise of a beautiful sunrise

And the light of dawn of new hope

My tryst with the stars lasted through the night.


This night spent gazing at the stars

Was an unforgettable night

Of starry sights and beautiful dreams

Yet unfulfilled, the light not yet faded

Of spirits soaring high

and my soul singing in joy.

Poem-She is the Star in my Life

She is the star in my Life

She has a pure heart, a pure soul

With her around its all rock-n-roll

Her talk music to the ear

Her song we love to hear

She is ever so gracious

Yet she is so vivacious

Greatest Gift of all

Greatest Gift of all

She is our princess our angel

And for us she is a miracle

Her smile lights up our day

And chases our sorrows away

She is her mama’s precious

And per papa’s whole universe

We adore her smile

We cherish her talk

And admire her kind heart

She is the greatest gift of all

She shines like a star

In the sky of my life.

© 2021 VIDYA D SAGAR

Comments

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on September 06, 2021:

Chitrangada it's always nice to read your comments. Yes stargazing can really transport us to a wonderful world of imagination, though my muse struggled a bit to get the right words to convey the emotions. The poem about my granddaughter was decided the moment I saw the word prompt. Have a great week ahead, stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on September 06, 2021:

Thanks Brenda for the nice comments and also for encouraging us with such wonderful word prompts. Actually it was the terrace that I went to, to gaze at the stars. I think my imagination went overboard, as rooftop seemed more adventurous, ha ha. Yes my granddaughter is the real star in my life and this poem came naturally, when I saw this week's word prompt. Have a blessed and great week ahead. Looking forward to this week's word prompt.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on September 06, 2021:

Hi Lora, this is really very sweet of you. You made my day with your lovely comments. I am glad you liked my poems. I agree, grandchildren are a real source of joy in our lives. The moment I saw the word prompt this week, that's the thought that came to my mind first. I am glad you share my emotions. Have a great week ahead and stay blessed.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on September 06, 2021:

Hi Rosina, thanks for the visit and nice comments. I am happy that you liked my response. Yes I enjoyed writing that poem too, since she is the star in my life. Have a great day, stay blessed.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 06, 2021:

Beautiful response to the word prompt, star.

I liked to read the positive thoughts narrated by you, with reference to watching the Stars.

Both the poems are beautifully crafted, and especially about your granddaughter, is really adorable. God bless her.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful article. Have a great day and a wonderful week ahead.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 06, 2021:

Vidya

You tell us that people who stargaze feel more connected to nature and can experience positive emotions & it costs absolutely nothing.

Your poem, "Poem-My Tryst With the Stars"

Tells us about a moment in time when you climbed onto the rooftop & spent the night gazing up at tge stars.

It was an unforgettable night filling your soul with peace and joy.

That sounds like it was a splendid night.

I can't imagine climbing onto the rooftop though.

Your poem, "Poem-She is the Star in my Life" tells us how your little grandaughter brightens up your day.

She is a miracle that lights up your days taking any sorrow away.

She is a star in your life.

This one is so precious & heartfelt. I'm so glad you have her to brighten up your days.

Lora Hollings on September 06, 2021:

You elevate us to such heights with your poems about stars, Vidya. What a wonderful night you spent watching them from your rooftop and taking us on this lovely journey with you. I loved your poem about your granddaughter. Our grandchildren are certainly the stars in our lives and you make this feeling so real with your enchanting poem. Thank you!

Rosina S Khan on September 06, 2021:

Beautiful poetry based on Brenda's word prompt, "Star". I liked both the poems but the one about your granddaughter being the star of your life is really cute. I enjoyed reading your poems. Thanks for sharing, Vidya.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 06, 2021:

Vidya

I posted a link in the word prompt article & I will read this one as soon as I can.

Thanks.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on September 06, 2021:

Thanks Misbah. I love reading your comments, they are so encouraging. I am happy you liked my response. I loved that quote too. Stay safe and have a blessed day.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on September 06, 2021:

Thank you John for the nice comments. I very much appreciate it. I am glad you liked my response. Yes the poem about my granddaughter is the one which came to mind as soon as I saw the word prompt. I had already written the poem for her birthday and just made some modifications. As my muse was struggling with the first, I was a little late in publishing this post. Have blessed day and week ahead.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on September 06, 2021:

Lovely poems, Vidya. I enjoyed reading both of them. I especially liked the second one. Your granddaughter is so cute. God bless her. I liked this quote

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.— Bill Watterson. So true. Thank you for sharing these delightful poems. A very good response to Brenda's prompt.

Love and Blessings to you

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on September 06, 2021:

Thanks Peggy for the kind comments, it made my day. I am glad you liked my response.Yes she is adorable. Just listening to her talk fills me and everyone around her with delight. Have a great day and week ahead.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 06, 2021:

Your poems are delightful, and I most enjoyed the one about your granddaughter. She is darling, and I know what a delight she is to you and her parents.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 06, 2021:

Both poems are delightful, Vidya, but the one for your granddaughter was precious and heartfelt. Thank you for sharing.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on September 06, 2021:

Hi Pamela, it is so nice to see your encouraging comments. I am glad you liked my response. The word prompt this week immediately brought to my mind the star of my life, my granddaughter. i understand that you can relate to these emotions, having a granddaughter yourself. Have a great day and a great week ahead my friend.

VIDYA D SAGAR (author) on September 06, 2021:

Hi Bill, It's wonderful to start a fresh week with such a positive feedback from you. I am so glad you liked my poems and it brought a smile to your face. My muse struggled with this word prompt a bit this week, though the star of my life was already decided. Have a great week ahead my friend. I am looking forward to this week's mailbag from you.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 06, 2021:

These are beautiful poems and a wonderful response to Brenda's prompt. I have a granddaughter, so I know about those precious smiles and sweet words. I especially loved that poem. It touched my heart.

Well done, Vidya!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 06, 2021:

So very sweet, especially the one about your granddaughter. You brought a smile to my face this Monday morning.

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