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When nightfall finds you

Breathless under muted moon

Your shattered heart fumbling

Tumbling faster than your thoughts

May you count stars instead of tears

Echo the moments, over years

Summon one precious particle

Of light within your soul

Carry on, my friend

Carry on

This life is not over



Written for dVerse as Paul brings us a beautiful prompt for Poetics, called


8 responses »

  1. Oh yes. This is so powerful and the kind of blessing you can carry with you always. Echoes of Mary Oliver’s ‘Journey.’ Wonderful.

  2. Mish, this is lovely. This life is not over….a truly inspiring blessing.

  3. Wel my first comment did not take so I will try again. Truly inspired blessing. I love the muted moon. Yes, this is a blessing I need today. Thank you.

  4. Nice blessing to “count stars instead of tears”.

  5. This is another lovely one. Like Frank, I particularly liked the counting stars instead of tears image.

  6. Counting stars and not tears ~ Beautiful Mish ~

  7. Summon one particle of light and carry on! Wise advice.


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