Stars from Haleakala

Having watched the sun sink into the sea
amidst the valley of clouds
we waited there, my family and I
to view the starlit Hawaiian sky

On top of Haleakala the stars lit one by one
amidst a sea of blackened sky
as a chill descended upon the mountaintop
the Heavens shone bright

The sight was truly glorious from 10,000 feet
amidst the small cluster of visitors
who dared to brave the cold to see
God’s handiwork from on high


I was inspired by Viv Blake’s star poem to write another for dVerse’s Poetics prompt.

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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14 Responses to Stars from Haleakala

  1. SMiLes.. someone(s)
    once write(s) a/some book(s)
    and missed/misses is/are miSsinG
    God’s NOW
    Love Smile(s)
    iN Stars..
    and clOUds
    of dArk now(s)
    frOwns noW..
    sMiles aGain..
    as God never
    Leaves @ALL..
    iS alWays heRe
    and end


  2. Ava Hypatia says:

    What a beautiful vision to hold dear!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. What a wonderful sense of place… it had to be just wonderful to be there… almost like being in company of stars.

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  4. Sumana Roy says:

    a beautiful sketch…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. kanzensakura says:

    Oh Linda! Two wonderful poems! and I so enjoy you were inspired by another’s poems that was linked. This is what is wonderful about poetry – how we share and inspire each other. I think those stars must have been so inspiring to see them as you did. Thank you.

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  6. Grace says:

    That must have been some view…the starlit Hawaiian sky ~

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Bodhirose says:

    What a beautiful vision, to see the stars so brilliantly bright…lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. ghostmmnc says:

    Beautiful! It is special when you can see the stars unobstructed from city lights. Brings them closer it seems.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Kathy Reed says:

    What an experience that must be!!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. whimsygizmo says:

    Love it! Don’t you love when a poem makes you itch to write?

    Liked by 1 person

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