Stars Wheel in Purple

Stars wheel in purple, yours is not so rare
as Hesperus, nor yet so great a star
as bright Aldeboran or Sirius,
nor yet the stained and brilliant one of War;

stars turn in purple, glorious to the sight;
yours is not gracious as the Pleiads are
nor as Orion’s sapphires, luminous;

yet disenchanted, cold, imperious face,
when all the others blighted, reel and fall,
your star, steel-set, keeps lone and frigid tryst
to freighted ships, baffled in wind and blast.

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5 Comments

  1. missy says:

    omg i love this poem!its so relevant to my life

  2. Joe says:

    It has a definate meaning to it and is relating to my life. thanks You are a good writter

  3. Ed says:

    I disagree with the previous analysis. It seems to me she is referring to Polaris, the North Star. Stars “wheel in purple”, yet this star is “cold”, “steel-set” and keeps tryst with “freighted ships”.

  4. Americo Larralde says:

    The “star” she refers to is Saturn, that is so prominent in her life, in her face, in her chart

  5. Cynthia says:

    I think this is a really good poem. I love it! 🙂

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