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© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

Counting Stars

Out I wandered, as I often do,
to sit and think and dream
in the dark of night.
I find comfort in the curtain of the sky.
Sometimes I try to count the stars
although I know they are unquantifiable.

This night, however, was different.
When I turned my head up
to begin my enumeration
there were just a few visible
to the frail human eye unaided,
hanging like pearls
strung on an unseeable silken web.

One, two, three…
I counted all I could see.
Nineteen.
I wondered for awhile
on why such a small number,
with each so distinctly glowing,
and finally realized what should have been
immediately obvious.

There was a star, shining,
for every year of your life,
and I smiled to know
that even the cosmos was celebrating
the wonder that was you.

© 2013 RC deWinter

Hear me read this poem.

Digital oils from an otiginal photograph
shot April 3, 2013.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Flaming Pear,
VP6 Oils over VP5 Gothic Oils




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Comments

  • devotee1
    devotee1over 1 year ago

    The emptiness is profound. Wishing you Love and comfort my friend.

  • Thanks for your kindness.

    – RC deWinter

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Beautiful work, Gina

  • Many thanks, Stephanie.

    – RC deWinter

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 1 year ago


    Congratulations! Superb Work!!

  • Much appreciated, Tammera, many thanks.

    – RC deWinter

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