Look Up

I look towards a starry sky
The vessel of a million lights
And with my inner eye perceive
A multitude of silver threads
They join each diamond sparkling bright
In place on that black velvet cloth
And with a sudden trembling awe
I see the hand that set them all
How much like a jewel-encrusted sword
It would appear to those who saw
His needle stitch light to the stars
And hang this shroud above our fathers