Iowa Writes

Starry Sky

All around darkness surrounds
Above millions gleam
They twinkle, shine
I look around
Cool and quiet
Not a cricket sound
Shadows, my only company

The Daily Palette Vintage--featuring Iowa Writes


David Ostrom lives quietly in North Liberty, Iowa.

About Iowa Writes:

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

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This page was originally published on November 30, 2009.

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