Wednesday, October 20, 2010


IC434 and the Horsehead Nebula

The naked shimmer of starlight for eons unnoticed by Earthly inhabitants
Full of answers to history and origin waiting only for one to stand and say, I
For self awareness begs the question, I am here but why?
The naked eye cannot see the stars for the Garden
And so from the Garden we did come, and wrote it so inside The Book
'til some other I would question how, decide to take a closer look

The heavens swirled around us so, we the only thing we know
The centre of the universe, holding everything in tow
But what if that be not quite right, about the ever starry night?
The earth a slave to holy sun, the sun a star inverting night?
A speck upon a galaxy, floating on an immense sea
Life be more than you and I, the effect of possibility

This fantastic photo of the Horse Head Nebula courtesy of Terry Hancock at flikr

Three Word Wednesday offered these:  Effect, Immense, Shimmer


  1. Boy, when you come back, you come back wit ha (Big) Bang. Love the richness in your words here.

  2. This is gorgeous Michael - haven't written mine yet but I have a poem up called Wolf Run that you may like. I just had to pop in when I saw this in the rss feed :)
    Loved this line "The earth a slave to holy sun, the sun a star inverting night" and loved the whole piece. Gald you are here :)

  3. That is some strong writing on a heavy subject. Well done.

  4. one cannot help but to look up and consider the possibilities... beautiful... real estate

  5. oh wow...this is so starry and a shimmery beautiful question..but for you i...there holds much possibility really!

    loved your words! truly magical!

  6. Wonderful poem. I find the Universe to be mesmerizing, and am drawn to the parallels between spirituality and the unknown quantities of the cosmos. I love it!

  7. What an epic! The line which stuck with me was 'the naked eye cannot see the stars for the Garden'..very powerful..thank you for your visit..Jae

  8. Boy, isn't there a TON to see beyond our puny little vision??? Glad to see you explore it & share with your writing & helps to take us "beyond." Of course, I sit here & savor the music!!!!!!! Glad you are back!!
    Lana C.

  9. ThomG - It all starts with your 3 words! I just through them in the pot and let 'em simmer. Galaxy Soup du Jour!

    Dee - Thanks for looking for me. I know it's been sparse this year.

    R.S. Bohn - Thanks for the visit, and the heavy compliments!

    Zouxzoux - Thanks for stopping by!

    Piece of Pie - Endless possibility to be sure!

    Amity - Thanks for your lovely comment!

    Peace Pande - Spiritual energy is truly universal!

    Jaerose - Thank you for the high praise!

    Lana - It's been a challenge trying to focus on writing the last few months. I'm just starting to clear my head. I'm happy you can enjoy it. :)

  10. that's brilliant poem,
    so vividly done.

  11. Aw hell, Music Man, I got hung up in a parallel universe. Finally got here and found this sparkling particle that I thought I saw in another dimension I been on in another lifetime… It’s getting so hard to remember… Anyway, I dig this here sparkling particle. Don’t ask me why but ‘the sun a star inverting night’ synched up with nice place in my head and of course ‘…the effect of possibility’… Whose thoughts would not be sent to space on that one, eh? Very nice : )

  12. Happy Belated Halloween,
    Hope you well.

  13. Welcome to our potluck week 10, a poetry award is assigned upon submission.
    Old poems are welcome …hurry up, you have 11 hours to go before we are closed.
    Hope to see you there. Cheers!

  14. Glad to Land at your fantastic poetry land today,
    How are you?

    Love your poetry talent, Please join us at Jingle Poetry Monday potluck tonight,
    First time participants can link in 1 to 3 old poems, poems unrelated to our theme are welcome!

    Happy Monday/Tuesday!
    Hope to see you in.

  15. End of The Year Awards 4 Friends of Jingle or Jingle Poetry Community

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! xxx

    keep up the excellence,

    link up to 3 poems to our potluck tomorrow, give us the cheers to continue...

  16. Michael, it's been awhile. Just thought I would check in - last I heard you were going to let the medics poke and prod. Your absence leads me to believe that didn't go as well as hoped. Miss you dude. Prayers.