born this way …
the orientation
of winter stars








(Originally published in Acorn #36)

6 Responses

  1. robertabeary Says:

    Thanks editors of tinywords! This one means so much to me…good to see it here!

  2. Marilyn Hazelton Says:


  3. Roberta Beary Says:

    Thank you Marilyn!

  4. Pravat Says:

    Interesting blend of images with contained space (ma) in between.

    weather cock–
    my finger points at
    the north star

    Pravat Kumar Padhy
    Publication Credit: Four and Twenty Poetry, May 2012, Vol.5, Issue 5

    Seven stars–
    I rearrange
    the candles


  5. Magyar Says:

    Grandly posed, Roberta_!
    __ You've generated further thoughts. _m

    ring of stars
    in this night sky
    a union

  6. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Very interesting, Roberta. The first line intrigues: what does "born this way" mean, I wonder. It could suggest that a person (or even animal) has literally been born in a particular way, "this" way, like a breech birth. Or perhaps the infant has a medical condition or is somehow different to the norm or expected. Who is to say what is the "normal way" though? Is there a right or wrong way to be born – surely we just are who we are and have no say in the process? Let the winter stars decide on the answer!

    Very thought-provoking, Roberta.


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