(the stars I see) Written by Melissa Allen . the stars I see and the stars themselves your voice a few feet away in the darkness . American Tanka 20: A Few Feet Away . Share this:FacebookTwitterPrintEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related 17 thoughts on “(the stars I see)” how beautiful, Melissa, how wide wide open & then so close, love it! Reply Thanks, Susan. 🙂 Reply Awesome in every sense and context. Beautiful in spirit, too! Painful in a silky way like the unseen waves of feelings in the vastness between the limits of what we see and what we can’t. Your heart is fertile, Melissa. It’s blossoming with day lilies. Much love… Reply “painful in a silky way” … what an amazing phrase, Alegria, thank you for that gift. Reply Awesome is just the word for your poem. Reply Thanks, Sandy! Reply Your tanka is heartbreaking in context of the letter I received this weekend. Funny how much more the words hold when you’re living the experience. Thanks for this…it’s a fitting tribute. Reply I’m so glad this helped, Merrill. I’m sorry for your bad news. I hope you experience healing soon. Reply Hi, Melissa, The news was that there would be no healing… Sometimes we just have to accept that and move on. Still, it takes its toll as we go. But life is not always “our idea”…and sometimes what is “not healing” for me might be “healing” for another. Thanks for your kind words. And thanks for your creative spirit. Reply Thank *you*, Merrill, for all your support. Reply This is very moving, Melissa. The uncertainty that the stars are even actually there anymore, compared with the “you”, who may be there in memory only. And the yawning chasm between both spaces. Reply Thanks so much, Michael. Your commentaries are always so perceptive. Reply Well, gee, thanks! Reply Melissa this is breathtaking… Reply all the possibilities of newness and continuance; cannot heal heartbreak; only time will much love… Reply Thanks, Paul and Gillena! Reply I feel a bit like my boys in wrestling whenever I read here–always on the lower step of the medal podium, always looking up. I’m chasing you. 😉 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.