A series which began as a tribute to the sky that unites us all, has now ended. Yes, what started as a one-time thing has become a long-running series that defines our work. We may never know what shades and hues the sky will take next. Thus it is beautiful in all its great mysteries. In our final Ode, we explore the skies in their long journey, with pics from the depths of time to the farthest reaches of space.
Yes, outer space indeed.
So let’s call this one an “Ode to the Stars” as a special. Of course we do have one from the Earth’s own history as well, so we haven’t exactly been highly um….consistent with this short, fast ode.
The message of peace is universal, and transcends the very continuum of time and space. Nobody craves war, or misunderstanding.
All artworks here are courtesy of myself-http://vasix.deviantart.com/ and will not be used without my prior permission.
They are all digital pics done with Photoshop, a very old-as-crap version, but I’m a poor man after all :).
Poem by: Rochelle Silva
Burning bright, ever so bright,
It loomed ahead in the darkest night.
Ruling the skies; a feast to the eyes,
A frenzy of thoughts did arise.
A radiant star, beckoning from afar,
Guided kings and shepherds alike.
A star did nestle, close to a crescent,
Being a symbol to the faithful worldwide.
Sacred it is, if with six points apiece,
Meaning “Shakthi” and “Shiva” in peace.
And yet to another, fate does it usher,
Deciding whether one enjoys or suffers.
Burning bright, ever so bright,
Oh little star, if only you knew,
How precious thou art, no matter our caste,
A beacon of hope to our troubled hearts!
Poem by: Shailee Wick
In his rank smelling tower
As close to the skies as he can get
He looks through the glass
At the great abyss of darkness
Brightened by stars galore
And he smiles as his eyes
Follow one blinking star after another
In the yellow journal, notes of his life
Hide one prediction, worthy of being written in gold
“I look at the stars and I know it is here
An end to this hatred, wars and fear.
Soon like the faraway clouds of dust
The world will once more know how to love”
Quote by: Vindya Jayasinghe
“Whenever I look up the sky, I feel I’m free and open, I may never reach it, but I will always look up and see the beauty, believe in it and try to follow where it leads…”
Poem by: Vijini Mallawaarachchi
Gazing above the airspace
In the hours of darkness
Expecting a shooting star
To make a wish for good
As midnight rises
Imagination comes to life
Wondering what would be there
Which is not known to us
Stars that twinkle above
Painting the darkness in vivid colours
Making up figures of myths
That we name as constellations
Some are newborn white dwarfs
Some are dying neutron stars
Just like us, they have a life
Which will end in a supernova
Through the dust and gas
Among interstellar spaces
Floating across nebulae
Destiny can be glimpsed
The mind can travel
Imagining the undiscovered
With the wish for a star-gate
To dial across the universe
Poem by: Priyangwada Perera
The sky is like life….
Spreading long and wide…
With a glimmer here and there,
Glistening at sunrise.
Beyond the horizon, to a limitless land
Across the sands of time.
Star secrets, clouds of dreams;
In a flashing comet
Comes a heavenly gleam…
We have explored the heavens, and now it;s time to take the clock back a few tens of millions of years, and put ourselves back on Terra Firma.
Poem by: Vasika Udurawane
Beneath the angel’s wind-swift wings,
The thunder of a restless earth;
Beneath a host of heavenly saviors,
A world ever-shifting.
Imperfect to its core, to be purged at final salvation,
To be kissed by breaths from miles above
To be saved from damnation.
Fires blaze below, roaring sinners burn;
But no such sinners see I in your sky.
In the storm of tossing clouds is flame,
The blaze from heaven that lights up all mortal eyes.
Flight of angels, so far above me,
If only you could feel us,
Our breath, our cries, our tortures,
Our birth-cries, and death-mourns;
The screams of the shifting ground,
A cruel, forsaken goddess.
Angel, perfect light in glowing sky,
Guide us through an endless night.
Thus ends our work for the time being. Maybe catch us later on during the rest of the festive season. Wish you all a merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!