To see the stars it must be dark ─
dark as a wilderness where no-one lives
pitch dark as on a mountain top at midnight.
or as under an olden-days photographer’s cape.
Nowadays it’s hard to see the stars as they should be
for all the glitter, glitz and glow of electricity.
That first Christmas they were lucky─
no light pollution to obscure
the Star in the East.
dVerse gives us an image – rarely seen these days – of meteor showers, as a prompt