A Night Sky Poem

August 23, 2010

There Will Be Stars

A poem by Paul Field


Watch the sky tonight

there will be stars

there are always stars

Sometimes hidden

by clouds





but there will always be stars


Sometimes one will fall

shoot across the timeless sky

and in an eternal split second burn brighter and shine

if we glimpse it we are blessed


It will scatter the diamonds of heaven around our feet and guide our


for a few precious seconds of our journey

through clouds





The stars that remain can burn on brighter from it’s loss

become more radiant through having shared

it’s power




it’s beautiful, priceless, irreplaceable verse in the eternal song


There will always be stars

when we glimpse one on its fragile, fleeting journey and touch its light

we have been truly blessed

Watch the sky tonight

there will be stars



Words copyright of Paul Field. Taken from the album Rites of Passage  by Paul Field and Dan Wheeler, available from www.elevationmusic.com



  1. I heard Paul read these words tonight in Retford. They are beautiful.
    Thank you for a wonderful evening.

    • Thanks Alan, for your comment. They are beautiful aren’t they. Rites of Passage the album where I first heard this poem spoken is a good album too.

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