Sunday, July 3, 2011

That Starry Starry Night

Through the window, a deep, dark, velvet blue sky seemed filled with luminescent twinkling stars. Their light reflecting in the water of the bay. A breeze slipped out of the north creating a pleated ruffle across the surface. Fields of grass waved and bobbed in the insistent currents. The thunderous booming persisted. He sat there in the darkness awed by the spectacle wondering "How did I come to be here?" and "How will this end ?" "How long can we survive such barbaric violence?"

Picking up the pen, looked out the window again in the perdawn hours ..... the booming star burst flashes lite up the darkened sky and the waving Stars and Stripes,  he wrote ... "Oh,say can you see  ........... "   



  1. The perfect take on the prompt! You are VERY good at this!!!!

  2. Awesome job. I can only imagine how he felt.

  3. Nice! And I love the words he wrote!


  4. This made me shiver. I felt the emotion so truly in these carefully crafted words.

    Thank you for this different perspective. I've never thought of the actual man penning these historic words.

    This post felt like a blessing.

  5. This post is visual and visceral all at once. I can see the sky and feel the uncertainty in his gut. Well put together and very powerful.


  6. Well done! This would have made an impact on me as a young person learning about the National Anthem. laurie

  7. Beautifully written!
    You can really paint with words!
    Best wishes,
    A Rainy Day in July-Anna's SC wk 61

  8. Oh wow, this was just wonderful!

  9. Wow Mignonne!! One of your best...great imagery...Peace and, at first I thought it was a fishing moment...