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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Night at M16

somewhere west
of Perseus
starlight reshapes
cosmic crests

and Eagle nests
in a cloud of gas
against the crystal
double-dark of night

pillars of dust
far hotter than fire
guard a new measure
of infinite stars ...

the cool moon hums
an arabesque lullaby
against tides
of the incoming dawn

Fractal Created in Apophysis ~ I Heart the Hubble

'Birds and Bonds' Prompt from Totally Optional Prompts


paisley said...

your words themselves look so stark,, so cold,, and yet they paint a very alive visual picture... how do you do that????

Jo said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous. This is my kind of poem :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful my wise word wizard. You never fail to amaze.

Andy Sewina said...

I could meditate with this - it takes me out of this world! Beautiful..

Anonymous said...

Beautiful - I especially like the last stanza, it sings.

gautami tripathy said...

I agree. It sings!


Deb said...

The title was perfect: you had me at M16 ;-}.

Anirudh 'Lallan' Choudhry said...

u write so beutifully..i dont have words to explain how well u do it..! i have been following ur site for the past one week...n it gives me pleasures ofworlds which are far beyond my imagintion..!
do u mind me adding your blog in my blogroll? i'd love people to discover real forms of poetry that lie as gems here in this place..!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Especially the last stanza, lovely

Dennis said...

The poetry is wonderful but it's your words that really grabbed me. Just such a great collection of words

Linda Jacobs said...

"arabesque lullaby" and "incoming dawn" just tickled my brain! How do you always manage to use the right words? Amazing!