The Stars Within

Nuit, Egyptian Goddess of the Stars. Unknown artist.

Nuit, Egyptian Goddess of the Stars. Unknown artist.

I closed my eyes and looked inside

and saw that I was made of stars

In and down, round and round

In I go without a sound.

The sacred drum pounds;

My heartbeat echoing the Mother’s pulse.

My blood follows her rivers

Slippery, wet, salty – life-giving.

My breath, made up of Her breath

Expands and fills the spaces.

My muscles and bones wrap me up

Like the roots of Her mighty trees.

In every cell glows a single light

Echoing the star-shattered void,

The starry abyss.

And yet:

We go outwards in our search for the Heavens

When all we need to do is close our eyes

And see the stars within.

- Sara Foley

2014

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6 thoughts on “The Stars Within

  1. reminds me of this quote: With the wild nature as ally and teacher, we see not through two eyes only, but through the many eyes of intuition. With intuition we are like the starry night, we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes. –Clarissa Pinkola Estes :)

    • Hi Melissa, I love that beautiful Clarissa Pinkola Estes quote. I don’t know whether I’m happier that you like my poem or that when you read it, you thought of Clarissa!

  2. “We go outwards in our search for the Heavens / When all we need to do is close our eyes / And see the stars within.” –> My favorite lines. This was profound. Not that you’re not usually profound but this really spoke to me today. I already feel more peaceful just by reading it. :)

  3. Such beautiful comments Sara. To make a difference in one persons life is enough for my own existence to be satisfied….you make a difference.

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