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And if the stars fail us

by Dretta Grace White

And if the stars fail us

What becomes us  then
My darling ones

What becomes us now

A song
A psalm

The unfolding line
A rhyme

Tales of sorrow so swiftly said
The heart beats once

Twice

Or none

What becomes us
My darling ones

What keeps us here

Posted in Poetry

One Response to “And if the stars fail us”

  1. Neal Whitman says:

    My wife and I are “for the birds” [yes, we are birdwatchers] and have long noted how often someone “in the field” has a birdie name like Robin. Same hold true in other lines of work and pursuits. This is so with this true poet. And her name is a match. Just say it out loud, slowly. Dretta… Grace…White. Lyrical, yes? When I go to GSR and see a Dretta Grace White poem, already I know I am in for a treat. Dretta once more shows us all that a poem is.

    Neal Whitman,
    Amicus poeticae,

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