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Astronomical Wonders


By Austin P. Torney


Copyright 2012 Austin P. Torney


Smashwords Edition



Starry Nights


Above me, fires burn the stars away;

Below me, the Earth turns under my feet;

Within me, unworded dreams haunt my soul;

Around me, night pours blackness on the ground.


The stars’ light is the origin of our being,

The source of our matter, energy—everything;

Permanent, reassuring, and unquenchable,

It’s our radiant soul, our self-winding mainspring.


Soul to soul, it said to me, I’m the light,

Thy spirit’s sight, a beauty bold and bright,

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