Today's poem is by Morton Marcus

The Stars

The stars are grains of salt
thrown over God's shoulder.
They fly from us and we fly after.

But the heart, that dark star,
the heart, that heavy planet,
is all we can know of heaven.

Copyright © 2002, 2003 Morton Marcus All rights reserved
from Shouting Down the Silence
Creative Arts Book Company
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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