Angelina Lambros, Brooklyn College
Artist Statement: As an artist, singer, writer, and poet, I love being creative and imaginative. I have been writing stories and designing my own characters since my early childhood. I spend much of my time reading, writing, making art, and learning new things. I like to learn about history, art history, and social sciences.
My poem "Stars" is a poem I wrote in 2015, at the age of 11, and included in a poetry collection I self-published in July 2022, Imagination and a World of Dreams.
The poem represents the imagery of lights in nature, such as the moon and stars. The poem itself focuses on a star, a powerful light that shines and breaks the still darkness. Its enemy is time, that construct that governs us all, and every passing minute on the clock is a passing minute in the star's own life. The star has its place in the universe, as do all of us. "We are all made of star-stuff." Carl Sagan.
I feel the wind is blowing.
I see the stars are showing.
When the moon shines bright,
Light up the darkest night.
There’s still a little light.
I see a star.
It’s shining real high.
This one is very old.
Pretty soon it’s going to die.
Oh, the fate of the dying star
Is a fate that can’t be changed.
So the star wrestles against time.
Bold, alone, and estranged.
Against a sky of darkness,
That makes us all feel blind,
The star transcends and illuminates;
It gives us the hope we find.
So we shall stand, all joining hands,
In a forever camaraderie that unites the lands.
Like stars against a sky of dark,
Fellowship to ignite a spark.
So when the star’s time has come,
And it returns to where it came from,
We brothers and sisters will carry the light,
Like dreamers, like artists, like those who write.