Constellations

Starry night sky

The stars of memory
always seem brighter
than those of tonight’s sky

And the ones of tomorrow
promise the overwhelming
brilliance
of gigantic suns

But both of them are
mirages
and personal
falsehoods

Author: redgladiola

Creative writer happily predisposed to flights of fancy. You can find my poetry and short prose at https://redgladiola.wordpress.com

20 thoughts on “Constellations”

  1. As poetry…a shining beacon! As scientific fact….hmmmm…maybe we shouldn’t go there! 🙂 “Personal falsehoods” seems a little strong.

    Ron

  2. I feel the same as Ron and Ponder… Love the poem, but I’m unsure about ‘personal falsehoods’.
    I personal look up to the sky (and start hearing Queen) and wonder if we are actually alone, or is someone out there waiting for us to change!

  3. I love this poem. And you just reminded me of a story I recently read about the discovery of a galaxy (M60-UCD1) so dense and compact that from within it, something of the nature of 1 billion stars could be seen (as opposed to the paltry 4,000 or so that we can see from Earth). Our memories, perceptions, and expectations deceive us, but perhaps it’s the best we can do with the limited perspective of our own galaxy. ^_^

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