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Eclectic Notes

Star Week


A poem about stars and flags and connectedness

Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

Stars on flags
indepedence symbols
I prefer the interdependence
connecting circles show.
We are one.

Stars on flags. They often represent the constituent entities of the whole the flag stands for. Nations in the EU, states in the US, islands in the Dutch Antilles. The star is something to be proud of, certainly, and something that makes us different from others. You can, like me, be proud of where you are from while also being proud about what connects you to others. In my most recent newsletter, I shared a video of a TED talk about flags, and in particular the international flag of our planet. Below a video detailing the design.

This poem is written for Star Week. A wonderful initiative by Jenny Justice, inspired by the Floral Week fun ignited by Tapan Avasthi. Star Week is a poetry party where poets aim to inspire hope. As Jenny puts it:

Now let’s look up — let’s dream, let’s aspire, let’s become overwhelmed with the biggest of big pictures.

Want to join the party? This is one of Jenny’s Star Week poems, you can find the prompt at the end:

If you like this party, I recommend star gazing at these poems by Miguel Adrover, Carolyn Riker and Tapan Avasthi

My poem is a tritriplicata. If you want to know what that is, you’ll find the answers here:



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Arjan Tupan

I help small businesses to find their story and tell it through new services and stories. Dad, poet and dot connector. Creator of the Tritriplicata. POM Poet.