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Thursday, September 24, 2009

For Read Write Poem #93



Singing Toward Jupiter

winging off to Ganymede
she sings of her Utopia
escape, oh, sweet escape

moon of milk and honeybee
where oceans' ebb and flow
smoothes the homeland buzz

she claims an unspoiled crater
hoists a purple and green flag
to catch Jupiter's free-handed glow

escape, oh, sweet escape
singing lullabies of Utopia
she flew away to Ganymede


 
The fractal image was created with Apophysis.
 
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18 comments:

anthonynorth said...

A marvellous take - as always.

Paul Oakley said...

I enjoyed this fantasy lullaby.
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Paul Oakley
Blogging his ReadWritePoem poems at
Inner Light, Radiant Life

Michelle Johnson said...

you make utopia sound graspable. this is a beautiful poem. have a great night.

Michelle Johnson said...

almost forgot. great fractal.

alotus-poetry said...

I agree with Paul. I too thought this was a lullaby in itself. Oh, how we dream of utopias!

"moon of milk and honeybee
where oceans' ebb and flow
smoothes the homeland buzz"

I love how the words in this stanza flow. Very soothing.

Thank you for sharing!

davidmoolten said...

I like the wishful fantasy of paradise on less than hospitable Jupiter. It leaves a layer of unstated desperation under the sweetness.

davidmoolten said...

I like the wishful fantasy of paradise on less than hospitable Jupiter. It leaves a layer of unstated desperation under the sweetness.

inlandempiregirl said...

As always, I love the rhythm of your words. I want to go visit readwritepoem.

Francis Scudellari said...

There's a great music to the lines... I was tempted to sing along :).

bearlyaudible said...

Yes, it's a consensus it seems, a lovely tune, a lullaby, something to sing us into sleep. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

from Therese B. at RWP -- Reminds me of the best Mother Goose or Ride a Purple Pelican nursery rhymes -- a lot of music (especially long O sounds), a delightful fantasy, and a safe return trip "home" at the end. If my daughter were still young, I'd read her this poem!

Nubia said...

moon of milk and honeybee
where oceans' ebb and flow


lovely! the sound of the language is quite strong.

Dick said...

Delightful imagery in this brief but intense journey into deep space. As Francis Scudellari observes, this should be sung.

Wayne Pitchko said...

wonderful...thanks for sharing

briarcat said...

moon of milk and honeybee's a nifty phrase, but I love the idea of claiming the crater with a purple/green flag

Deb said...

I have to agree with singing this, too. The music is propelling, the meter might change in melody -- would be nice to hear it spoken, at least!!

(It's so nice to read you again. Thanks for participating!)

Cynthia Short said...

Moon of milk and honeybee...
so beautiful!
The poem has such a dreamlike flow...lovely.

lissa said...

love the title, it certainly a ride that is sweet and a wonderful thought to have