Celestial Escape

The Great Orion Nebula

The Great Orion Nebula... where stars are born


Starry nights.

Expected and familiar like déjà vu.

Staring into dreamy darkness, the stillness is alive.

Slip into a state of allowing,

let realities, ideas, notions, pass you by,

and join me,

on an astral plane.

Free from counting the minutes, the hours,

we count points of light,

engaged in an open-ended encounter with the unknown,

falling deeply in the nebulous experience of being and becoming

radiant, luminous spheres of life —

burning brightly,

just like the stars.


You are all stars to me.

With my love,



57 thoughts on “Celestial Escape

  1. ‘Join me on an astral plane’ – gorgeous line, Kelly. Really enjoyed this poem – dreamy, surreal and very beautiful 🙂

  2. Beautiful work!

  3. Lovely, Kelly. Thanks for taking me to the astral plane. We can stay there forever counting the points of light. Very dreamy. xo

    • That sounds enchanting, Amy! Yes, let’s do that! We’ll lose all sense of time and live by the logic of our dreams… and then we can go shopping and have a sleepover! Ha ha! Happy Friday, my friend! xo

  4. Wonderful, Kellly. At our core, we are energy and light. I agree that we are “engaged in an open-ended encounter with the unknown.” Some might find that frightening, but I love the idea that anything is possible.

    • I agree so much with you, Diana! Our need to predict everything can be so harmful, leading to that fear of the unknown… and fear is an emotion oftentimes connected with the future which we cannot predict anyway, so why feel that way?!
      Who says romanticism can’t be logical as well, right?!
      I hope you have a wonderful weekend – thank you for reading. 🙂

  5. beautiful – we are all part of the same universe.

  6. Give me a beautiful clear sky, a place to lie back and look up….let the dreams begin! Another beautiful poem evoking wonderful memories and a reminder of just how magnificent our universe is Kelly….xo

    • What a wonderful image you just painted of a lovely thing to do on a summer night. It’s been so warm here lately, I’ve been out at night with the telescope a few times now and it’s been nice because the bugs aren’t around yet!
      Your comments are always just as beautifully penned as the posts on your blog, Rhonda, and much appreciated. I hope all is well, and I wish you a wonderful weekend! xo

      • You’re a tonic Kelly…I swear 🙂 I totally agree with you about this time of the year when the days are warmer, the nights a tad above chilly, and the bugs unaware of our presence. Though I do confess…there is nothing quite so beautiful and miraculous as a below zero Vermont night for looking at the heavens! It’s so cold and so clear and so isolated…you’d swear you could actually count the stars. Whenever I was home during the annual visit from my youngest brother…he’d set up the telescope, hook it to the computer to show me things I’d never see otherwise. But even without the aid of modern technology…it’s always been a shared joy of ours to while away the frozen hours before dawn, just looking up and talking about life. Amazing times and great memories. We’ll be together soon at the ocean, which for me, is the second best place to visit heaven….I’ll think of your words come the end of April, as baby brother and I lie prone and discuss the wonder of it all…xoxo

      • Thank you for sharing such fond memories with me. Those Vermont nights sound incredible. And it’s so nice that you share that with your brother and will be spending time with him soon, at the ocean no less! Star gazing does seem to bring out interesting, more profound discussions with the ones you’re with, I completely agree. So happy you have that to look forward to! 🙂

  7. We are all made of stars, right?

    • Well, our atoms came from stars. All matter came from stars, actually. It’s pretty amazing. Really, the only difference between us is time. Thanks for the visit, Trent. 🙂

      • And time is an illusion, right, all tangled up with space. It quite boggles the mind.

      • Good morning! Yes, time is tangled up with space, I think that’s a good way to put it. I was reading recently about the Hubble telescope viewing the farthest galaxy yet – like 13 billion years in the past. That telescope could be called a time machine of sorts. Are you into astronomy?

      • Sort of. I guess I’m rightly called a scientist/engineer, and although astronomy and matters of the universe definitely ain’t my craft, I’m always interested in these things. All the hub-bub about gravity waves recently caused me to geek out on the internet to learn more. I think one of the highest callings of humanity is to figure out who we are, why we’re here, and what our home is really like – I have great admiration for people who work in such fields.

        What about you?

      • Yes, very much so, on an amateur level. I follow some sites and stay up on the latest findings. I linked to a calendar on this post of upcoming astronomical events. I love observatories and planetariums etc and have been to many.
        Still haven’t figured out why we’re here though!

  8. Can look at your work through the opening image … birth, renewal, and glorious are a few words. 🙂

  9. Lovely and soothing all at the same time.

  10. That was beautif, can you be my nurse?

  11. That sounds so dreamy. I like the ‘Falling deeply in the nebulous experience of being and becoming’ a whole lot hidden in there. Beautiful 🙂

  12. Wow, you took us on a journey through the universe. Fantastic what you are able to open up inside with your words, Kelly!

  13. Beautiful!!! I was staring at the moon just last night, thinking how amazingly bright it was, and realizing that the things occurring around us on our tiny little planet, are so miniscule in the scheme of things, when considering we are just a speck amongst millions of other specks in the Universe.

    • Thank you! I agree. And I see the universe as being a lot like people – what we see is never all there is. There is much to be explored inside and out, in other words!
      I think if we open ourselves to other possibilities, like the universe demonstrates (in my opinion), we are better able to become connected with each other instead of remaining separate and living in our own “little worlds.” There is a lot of restriction in the world that we choose to live with for some reason, and I think that’s what keeps us small or miniscule as you said.
      Thank you for your thought-provoking comment! Very nice to read on this beautiful Monday morning. 🙂

  14. falling deeply in the nebulous experience of being and becoming
    radiant, luminous spheres of life –
    burning brightly,
    just like the stars.

    Love that Kelly! ❤
    Diana xo

  15. Enjoy the moon Kelly! It’s a lovely clear night here on the north shore of Nova Scotia and the moon, amazing and keeping a clear, unbiased eye on each and every one of us.

    • Nova Scotia! What a beautiful place to enjoy astronomy! Must be quite tranquil up there with many sights to inspire writing.
      The moon was indeed spectacular here, last night, especially when it was rising. We have more perfect autumn weather in the forecast to enjoy it, and I hope the same is true for you. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  16. This was so special and I could float among the clouds and stars in the sky, Kelly. I used the word “radiant” on my post today but it was a picture of the fields and trees with the setting sun shining on them. 🙂

  17. The descriptive way you write is so amazing… Diane

  18. Oh to be this free…your words offered the perfect escape

  19. Beautifully written. Wouldn’t it be great if we could travel at warp speed and escape to other galaxies? Mind if I share on my blog?

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