Fraiku: Night Gems

More diamonds and rubies
strewn across the night sky
than are found on Earth

Photo from the JWST.

To celebrate the Sorta-Sonnets posted on Whispers & Echoes, I stole two lines from each of the seven published works and made a pastiche of them. Check it out.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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30 Responses to Fraiku: Night Gems

  1. ivor20 says:

    One day soon
    After minig the earth dry
    There’ll no more rubies
    And we’ll be another dead moon
    In the sky
    Wondering how and why

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  2. Cassa Bassa says:

    Glorious night sky!

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  3. I saw the pics yesterday from that outer space telescope of 13 bya, the first pics of the universe right after the big bang and it looked a lot like this. A star factory. But those things are unimaginably far away. But I like the hope in this one. We should DARE to hope. And that takes trust. There’s so much we don’t know.

    Well, you got me waxing philosophic. So, Thanks


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  4. Brilliant Fraiku, Bart. Love the James Webb Telescope picture. I am excited to see more. ❤❌❤

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  5. Beautiful once again and just perfect for a Friday night in a mid July sky 🌌 thank you 😊

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  6. I also appreciate and enjoyed your pastiche poem for the SortaSonnet submissions, lovely writing and such a talent!! 💕😊

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  7. JeanMarie says:

    >>Wouldn’t it be cool if we had eyes the size of dinner plates?!>>

    No. That would not be cool! But you have a nice haiku.

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  8. Pingback: Towards the Dark (my Nightmare) – Ivor.Plumber/Poet

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