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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

Scholastic, Simon & Schuser, Capstone, Boyds Mills, Abrams, Orca, Charlesbridge and other publishers.

Stella Saw a Star

Stella saw a star,

The brightest of the night.

Stella closed her eyes

And wished with all her might.

Stella saw a dancer

Swaying like a swan,

Spinning in the moonlight,

Dancing in the dawn.

Stella saw a mirror

Beside the ballet barre.

Stella closed her eyes--

Stella saw a star.

©Charles Ghigna


Irene Latham said...

Awww... soft place in my heart for Stella... esp. as she's the name of one of the main characters in my 2012 novel Don't Feed the Boy! Thanks for sharing, Chuck.

Carol H Rasco said...

I'm strongly into STARS this week after posting earlier in the week on a new book out this fall..and this poem of yours goes with that book very nicely! Thank you!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Irene and Rasco!
I appreciate your taking time to comment.

Rasco, thanks for all your good work with RIF!

Irene, you know I love your work ... and YOU!
I can't wait to read your new novel.
Your poetry and prose always sings to me
and to all who take the time to listen.

April Halprin Wayland said...

What a lovely, lovely poem, Charles. Thanks for posting it!

GatheringBooks said...

Hi Charles, such a simple and moving piece. The photo is.. well, all I can say is "I saw a star" too with that beautiful awestruck face reflected in the mirror. =) Thank you for sharing this.

Karen A Wyle said...

Did you take that beautiful photo?