Night Sky

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

The stars laugh and laugh,
laughing in an ocean of laughter,
moving-water laughter,
until the sky can hold no more
and joins in laughing
with black face and shining teeth.


Filed under Ethel Mortenson Davis, Poetry

7 responses to “Night Sky

  1. Caddo Veil

    Oh this is Wonderful, Ethel!!!

  2. I do often feel on hot summer nights that that stars laugh in their black coolness!

  3. eremophila

    Each time now when I look at the night sky, these words will return to me 🙂

  4. Julie Catherine

    Ethel, I love this! Awesome poem – every word, every line, depends on each other to create an absolutely delightful imagery, love it! 🙂

  5. Unique imagery … I so enjoyed visualizing what you wrote, Ethel!

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