On a Smiling Night


On A Smiling Night

I sing,
and the stars answer.
My spirit rises to meet them.

Those points of light
that have traveled beyond worlds
I can only imagine.

secret fires’ dying flames,
carried through the universe.
They twinkle
as cosmic breezes
blow over their torches.

Stars, perished,
from dead worlds.
I contemplate their messages
as I gaze into the night sky,
and watch these former
grandfathers of the galaxies
smile their last smile.

Linda Imbler

Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include five published paperbacks: “Big Questions, Little Sleep,” “Big Questions, Little Sleep” second edition  (expanded with 66 additional poems), Lost and Found,” “Red Is The Sunrise,”  and “Bus Lights, Travel Sights.”  SOMA PUBLISHING has published her three e-book collections, “The Sea’s Secret Song,”  “Pairings,” a hybrid of short fiction and poetry, and “That Fifth Element.” Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at lindaspoetryblog.blogspot.com.  In addition to writing, she helps her husband, a Luthier, build acoustic guitars. 


  1. believe society needs more smiles and smiling night is right on target. Thank you for shining a light in dark times.

    1. Thank you, Ola, for reading my poem and for your kind words.

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