In the darkest night I seek you.

My not-so-celestial body,
Earth-bound in grief,
still scales the mountain and waits.

The blackout lifts
as you take the stage.

Though I realize you are not a star,
but rather, something more like me:
a rare event of mostly water
and other pieces —
fleeting things,

I marvel as you grace the sky.
Everything fades around you.

And I hope you know the mark you make.
I hope you know you’re seen as light.

NEOWISE viewed from Mt. Haleakalā 7/23/2020

“It all fades away but you.” – Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County the musical)

Writing and photography by: Katy Claire Funke

27 thoughts on “Hope: from a great comet

      1. You’re welcome Katy. I’m looking forward to watch your new song video as well.

        Hey FYI, I have sent you an invitation to re-follow my blog. There has been some glitches with notifications. So I had to “remove you”. Pls check your mail & accept the invite if you would still like to follow my blog. Alternatively, you may click on “Follow” button in your WP reader 🙏✨💛

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    1. Thank you so much, Gabriela! That means a great deal to me coming from you 🥰 I so admire your work and read your poetry book all the time ♥️ I can’t wait for your new one to come out!

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  1. So it needs to be said that from that very first line – which is a breathtaking line and a poem in and of itself – this piece latched onto me like the same cosmic force you are waxing to, both in photography verse. So very beautiful and impressive Katy. 💜🔭🌌

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