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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Comet and Ghost Head


one windy October night
long after the sun grew cold

somewhere out in distant space
at cross-quarter point of time

a gathering storm stumbled
upon the great Ghost Head Nebula

Comet Holmes tracked the moon
blazed a trail with dragon flames

the sky split with ghastly light
I prayed ET would phone




Prompt by 3WW, Phone, Stumbled and Windy

21 comments:

pia said...

I believe ET finally phoned home :)
That was delightful

Shephard said...

I love it!
"The sky split with ghastly light."
Great line. Really fun and lively read. Very nice, as always.
~S

paisley said...

the combined powers of nature... kind of like a perfect storm in the heavens....

RomanceWriter said...

blazed a trail with dragon flames


Love that line. How very vibrant.

UL said...

How beautiful, "I pray ET would phone"..you bring such beautful childhood memories, loved it.

Q said...

Fun!
Laughing and having a fun Halloween.
Ghost Head Nebula is very beautiful.
Such a sweet treat, thank you.
Happy Halloween.
Sherry

actonbell said...

Comet Holmes tracked the moon
blazed a trail with dragon flames


I love the sound of that. And ET makes a great ending! Great job:)

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

What a great poem, Susan. Loved:

blazed a trail with dragon flames

and the ET line made me smile.

Clare said...

Beautiful images -- I really like the feeling of isolation and the vastness of the universe in this, with comet and nebula -- fantastic! Dragon flames are gorgeous, too. And the ending was a delightful and unexpected surprise! Amazing fractal, too.
:)

Herb Urban said...

Beautiful imagery. I wish I was sky gazing on this clear night, with a laptop, a warm seater and an extra long chord, enjoying the vastness of your poem and keeping an eye out for ET. His parents must be concerned about him. As always, your poems are a delightful read.

Mad Kane said...

Ha. Loved that punchline! :)
Mad Kane

Jo said...

Fab!

Gay said...

Too fun, especially the punch line.

Truefaith1963 said...

LOL! ET phone home - that was an awkward word wasn't it. Lovely image of the storm and the nebula.

LittleWing said...

loved the way you brought it in for a landing...neverneverland...

gautami tripathy said...

Did he phone?

:D

TC said...

Oh man, I cracked up when I read the ending. That was great :)

I now want to see that movie, of course.

Michelle Johnson said...

Loved the first stanza and the line 'blazed a trail with dragon flames' but, it was the last line that won it for me. Keep up the good work.

Michelle

Rae Trigg said...

I liked the line about the storm stumbling on the Ghost Nebula. Fittingly spooky for Halloween.

Bone said...

Thanks for playing again this week. I think you win the award so far for best use of "phone" :)

A Tag Along Traveler said...

nice job, loved the imagery.