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Word Prompts: Stars

Brittany is a self-published poet, poetry blogger, and aspiring children's book author who enjoys participating in poetry challenges.

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Poetry Word Challenge: Stars

I believe poets to have a different mind set from an author. I consider myself lucky to be able to write poetry. I've written and published a book of poetry and I have a poetry blogging website to share writings with the world when I am inspired. However, life continuously creeps in and makes it challenging for me to schedule in a writing routine. Most of my time is spent with my son who is autistic. They are not the best sleepers, and I spend many nights attending to his needs. Just this morning, we were up at two-thirty. He miraculously was energized enough to make it to preschool (I am puzzled as to how), so I am enjoying my third cup of coffee while engaging in this word challenge created by Brenda Arledge. Reading poems by John Hansen (who consistently partakes in Brenda's challenges) has inspired me to write more poetry of my own. I am grateful to have Brenda provide subject challenges since writers can experience writer's block.

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Poems About Stars


Stars shine bright within the night

Their twinkling lights scattered high

Above a country field

Radiant and white

Sending wishes who dare to ask



White light washes my hair

Under the waning moon

Kissing me softly through the air

In the month of June

Sparkling diamonds fill the sky

In a world of black

The beauty of them makes me cry

Their presence never lack

Even though it's dark outside

Stars shine the whole night through

Glowing like a new bride

Starting a chapter to something new

Darkness brightens with the stars

Shining lovely from afar


By: Brittany Benko




Falling Star (Love Poem)

Comments

Brittany Benko (author) from South Carolina on September 02, 2021:

Brenda, I'm so glad you enjoyed my poems. I'm looking forward to reading more of your articles and participating in challenges. Have a great day!

Brittany Benko (author) from South Carolina on September 02, 2021:

Brenda, glad it worked.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 02, 2021:

Brittany,

Welcome to our writing prompt. We are happy to have you join us.

I'm pleased to know that reading John Hansen's work has inspired you.

That's a wonderful quote by Elizabeth Browning.

In your, "Poems About Stars" your acrostic poem describes the beautiful stars shining bright above the fields in the country granting wishes to those who ask.

In your sonnet you show us how delicate the light of the stars are as they caress you.

Like diamonds they sparkle in the dark night sky shining like a new bride.

Glimmering brightly like she is starting a new chapter in life.

This is beautiful writing. It flows naturally.

Great job. I will post a link in the word prompt article.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 02, 2021:

Brittany...thank you.

It worked.

Brittany Benko (author) from South Carolina on September 02, 2021:

Brenda, thank you for the opportunity to get my creative juices flowing. I look forward to future writing exercises.

Brittany Benko (author) from South Carolina on September 02, 2021:

Chitrangada, thank you for the kind words. I always try to write not only from the heart but by rules for certain types of poetry. I used acrostic poetry for the first poem. The second is a sonnet.

Brittany Benko (author) from South Carolina on September 02, 2021:

John, you are very welcome. I think you're the diamond in the rough when it comes to poetry.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 02, 2021:

Nice response to the word prompt, Stars. I liked the rhymes, and the way you weaved the words, in your beautiful poem.

Thank you for sharing.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 02, 2021:

Brittany, life certainly has a way of setting us challenges, especially in regard to making time to write. I enjoyed your poetry on the “star” provided by Brenda. Thank you for the mention, I am humbled that my poetry also inspires you.

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