Beauties of Nature and the Stars

Across the Night

Hope connecting us
across the deep sky of night
when the stars appear.

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Approaching Storm

Gathering clouds cast gray
shadows on the rocky ground:
A storm is coming.

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Aurora Over Mount Denali

Proud Mount Denali,
seen beneath a spectral crown,
resplendent with light.

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Beauty Greets You Everywhere

Moonlight on water.
Stars dancing a stately waltz.
Nightingales singing.

Beauty greets you everywhere
when wonder is in your eye.

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Bright Wings

As twilight to dawn gave way,
the bright wings of unknown birds
became clouds painted rose-gray.

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Echoes

Solitude broken
by laughing silver echoes
of a time long past.

On the verge of dream, moonlight
recalls me to distant shores.

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Eclipse

The world is engulfed in shadow
when the moon wolf devours the sun,
but far from its lambent aura
the sky is bejeweled with stars.

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Fantastic Embers

Fantastic embers
in our night, for distant worlds
Day’s glorious light!

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Fleeting Glory

Trees shaking in an autumn gale
Leaves falling in a bright cascade
Chromatic cloak upon the air
Fleeting glory by wind displayed

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Glad Stars

In a moonless sky,
glad stars whisper in my heart:
the warmth of friendship.

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Light Prevails

Distant stars give promise
to our eyes: light prevails
wherever hope survives.

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Night’s Heartbeat Pauses

Night’s heartbeat pauses,
all his secrets on display,
at dawn’s gentle touch.

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Phoenix by Moonlight

A phoenix’ plumage,
red-gold in the bright day.
By moonlight, ash gray.

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Ripples of Sun

Scattered droplets
touch the glittering surface
of a crystal lake.

From these impacts radiate
ripples of candescent sun.

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Ripples on the Mountainside

Cool summer breezes
ripple tree-girt mountainsides
mirrored on the lake.

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Stars Beckon

Stars beckon us ceaselessly
to sail a luminous night
on wings of radiant light.
How can we resist their plea?

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Summer’s Kiss

Birdsong when dawn breaks,
children splashing in the lake.
Summer’s last warm kiss.

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Symphony of the Night

Hand in hand in the shadows we lie,
gazing up into the midnight sky.
The stars above us resound with light,
a silent symphony of the night.

©2017 Bill Hazelrig

Time-Gazing

Aeons deep, this sky.
Did young stars imagine me
gazing up at them?

©2017 Bill Hazelrig