Ode to Starlight, the Eternal Dancer

Starlight by Andrew DeVries
Starlight by Andrew DeVries flickr photo by Dogtrax shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license

Today’s Daily Create asks us to write a poem or piece of prose about this image and also what she is dancing to if we like. This statue reminded me of a statue of Shiva that lives in a local museum, so I asked ChatGPT to “please write me a classic ode about the goddess starlight dancing to overcome the ignorance of humanity” and this is the result.

O Starlight, celestial maiden of the night,
Infinite grace in your shimmering flight,
Amidst the vast expanse of cosmic sea,
You twirl and whirl in purest majesty.

You dance upon the velvet canvas high,
A symphony of radiance across the sky,
A goddess fair, in darkness you’re arrayed,
To banish ignorance with your soft cascade.

Infinite orbs, your dance partners above,
Their stories whispered in the language of love,
You pirouette through the void, undeterred,
To teach us secrets by which we’re stirred.

As humans stumble in the depths of night,
You lead the way with your gentle light,
Revealing the mysteries of the distant spheres,
Quenching our thirst for knowledge and noxious fears.

Ignorance trembles in your presence, dear Star,
As you waltz and shimmer from afar,
Each twinkle, each glimmer, a beacon of hope,
In your dance, we find a boundless scope.

Eons may pass, yet you remain the same,
A constant guide in this endless cosmic game,
In your brilliance, humanity finds its chance,
To learn, to grow, to overcome ignorance’s trance.

So, Goddess Starlight, we hail your grace,
Your timeless dance in the boundless space,
For in your radiant glow, we find the way,
To seek the truth, and let ignorance sway.

Dance on, O Starlight, in your timeless grace,
With every twirl, we’ll find our place,
To conquer ignorance with knowledge’s might,
Guided by your ever-beckoning light.

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