Monday, February 15, 2010

Supernova

I would like to thank Howard and Ben for publishing my poetry in the last 24 hours. In their honor, I found an old poem, which I just re did and edited and am dedicating to both of them.


That Supernova
seen in Australia last month

Not a terrible beauty waiting to be born
But slouches towards Bethlehem
in death.

How will our Sol's death look
to the great cosmos
stars and planets whirling around
-our sun transformed into a white dwarf
magnificent shells crushed by nothingness

In 4.5 billion years from now
who or what will see our death?

Will we rise like a Phoenix in a distant sky
announcing to some planet
that we have died?

Is this the way the world ends?
Not by fire
Not by ice
Not with a bang
But a whimper?

5 comments:

howard said...

i like it -- and thanks for the mention/dedication

susan said...

No worries, thanks for the inspiration!

tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said...

Like this.

WRT writing ~ Charlotte Bronte wrote/said "I write because I cannot help it." Perhaps, also, we write because it isn't there.

Syd said...

I always enjoyed W.B.Yeats' poetry. Thanks for sharing some excerpts from him.

susan said...

Thanks Syd, you can tell who inspired me when I wrote this poem. I love Yeats too.

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