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On a dark, gloomy night
With no moon in sight
I stood in an open field
To Nature's beauty did I yield.
With the distinct odour of the soil,
A lush green grassy foil,
A chill creeping up my spine,
And a starry sky possessing a shine,
For company, I went stargazing.
The world above has always fascinated
Me, as well as countless others living and dead
As I lay there on the cold ground
Who but the Hunter did I found
With his great bow forever stretched,
In people's minds is Orion etched.
Then, of course, there was the Swan, Cygnus
Accompanied by the water carrier, Aquarius,
Followed by the Scorpius
And the 'Bull'ying Taurus
All shining bright with a purpose.
Thinking about the mysterious Shangri-La
Led me to the swooping Eagle, Aquila.
And who can forget Leo the Lion
Who leads a huge battalion
Assisted by the strong Ram, Aries
And the swarm of beautiful fish, Pisces.
Then there's the boastful queen Cassiopeia
Listening to Orpheus' melodious harp, Lyra.
Wondering as to who among equals wins
I found Gemini, the Twins.
Then there was the Big Dog, Major Canis
Guided by the North Star, Polaris
Which is a part of Ursa Minor, the Smaller Bear
That points out the Larger Bear, Ursa Major
Consisting of even the Big Dipper,
The two bears are brothers forever.
As I continue to watch with unmasked glee
The cosmos never ceases to amaze me.
Be it the calm, mysterious blue ocean
Dotted with a white, cloudy lotion
With its ever changing formations
Or its constant motion
That gives rise to precious precipitation
With the threatening dark clouds lurking,
Or the picturesque snowflakes' falling.
All this produces a cornucopia of hues
Unlike the monotonous sand dunes
Which are ruled by the towering Sun
Who tests people and has fun
Playing hide n seek as per his wish,
Changing the weather with a swish.
The sky is also immensely scary
For, it reminds me of that fateful night dreary
Which tragically cost me my entire family
Forcing me to survive on charity.
I think of each of my family members as a star
That's twinkling like a gem from afar.
Hence, I'll go stargazing
Till my life's ending
With my star search never ending.