Poem by Colm Scully (Ireland)
Published in The Ofi Press issue 49
Shooting stars are out tonight
and you and I are watching them.
Blazes of dust, too quick for the eye,
or pinpricks, burning out slow.
We share our knowledge in the dark;
The Great Bear, The North Star.
Something bigger hangs above
floating east to west.
How many nights do we get to see
The Milky Way dissect the sky?
It’s like a question God might ask,
scattered across the emptiness.
Colm Scully is a poet from Cork, Ireland. His first collection was published by New Binary Press in 2014 entitled ‘What News, Centurion?’ His poems have been published in magazines such as Cyphers, The Stony Thursday Book, Boyne Berries, Poetry Bus, Abridged and Burning Bush 2. He won the 2014 Cúirt New Writing Prize 2014 and was selected for Poetry Ireland Introductory Series 2014. He also collaborates on Poetry Films, some of which have been shortlisted and shown at festivals internationally.
Image: "Polaris" by Michelle Moselle.