Choose something like a star

"Finding my star" has been an ongoing theme for the past two years. It is a lovely theme that has involved poetry, main lessons on adolescence and human development, and art.

I made this needle-felted Starry Night for Helen and another for her friend as a graduation gift.

Choose Something Like a Star

O Star (the fairest one in sight),
We grant your loftiness the right
To some obscurity of cloud-
It will not do to say of night,
Since dark is what brings out your light.
Some mystery becomes the proud.
But to the wholly taciturn
In your reserve is not allowed.
Say something to us we can learn
By heart and when alone repeat.
Say something! And it says, 'I burn.'
But say with what degree of heat.
Talk Fahrenheit, talk Centigrade.
Use Language we can comprehend.
Tell us what elements you blend.
It gives us strangely little aid,
But does tell something in the end
And steadfast as Keats' Eremite,
Not even stooping from its sphere,
It asks a little of us here.
It asks of us a certain height,
So when at times the mob is swayed
To carry praise or blame too far,
We may choose something like a star
To stay our minds on and be staid.

-Robert Frost (1874-1963)

softearthart  – (June 11, 2010 at 4:04 PM)  

Oh this is so beautiful. how clever you are and thoughtful, love and light Marie

Lisa  – (June 11, 2010 at 4:40 PM)  

what a beautiful gift and poem!
have a great weekend

renee ~ heirloom seasons  – (June 11, 2010 at 11:38 PM)  

Beautiful gift! I always enjoy a peek at a moment in your inspiring family!

Yarrow  – (June 18, 2010 at 9:42 AM)  

How very beautiful. Van Gogh's "Starry Night" is my all time favorite painting. What a lucky girl! Blessings.

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