Thursday, May 16, 2019

distance is relative & love is everything



I squint
but I cannot see the light 
year travelling at speed of 
186,000 miles per second or 
about 5,880,000,000,000 miles!

It boggles my mind that between falling 
cherry blossoms
a galaxy is revolving
a cluster of white stars are born
a supernova explodes
and nothing escapes the black hole

Against the heavenly sky
We are only stardust 

Yet, in our own world
we are stewards of this enormous 
blue planet

If we will do our job well as kingmaker
it is possible  
a bird nesting site is saved 
a river roaring back to life 
a forest rising from destruction


My eyes are myopic
I don't want to miss the hues of vanishing 
sunlight, the folded wings of 
butterfly, smile of innocent child

I put too much meaning 
on an empty cocoon
broken feather on ground

and the miracle - watching that dew-
drop
on a blooming tiger 
lilies 



Posted for dVerse Poets, OpenLinkNight -  This is a late post for poetics of Theory of Everything and Anything - hosted by Merril Smith.   Come and join us for OpenLinkNight, when the pub doors open for poetry reading at 3pm EST.

21 comments:

  1. Grace, this is so lovely. We watched the first episode of Our Planet last night, and it was both beautiful and heartbreaking. That's how I feel when I read your poem.

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  2. Lovely, Grace. I hope we understand what power we hold in our hands before it's too late.

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  3. This is incredibly evocative, Grace!❤️ Especially love; "I put too much meaning on an empty cocoon broken feather on ground."

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  4. A beautiful poem Grace and your lines:

    If we will do our job well as kingmaker
    'it is possible
    a bird nesting site is saved
    a river roaring back to life
    a forest rising from destruction'

    are especially poignant xxx

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  5. I really like this, it's message is clarion without getting too bogged down in science or politics. Wonderful word-smithing, killer close. Stanza 2 stands out for me in a poem of powerful phrases and exciting images.

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  6. Grace, I like the format of your poem with the italicized lines. Your sensitivity encompasses all here.

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  7. I love how you went from the galaxies into the smallest wonder of the world around us. It's so full of wonders and we need to be a lot better as stewards

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  8. I like the thought of being only stardust but also stewards of this planet.

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  9. There is so much behind each thing we try to do

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  10. I like how you went from the endless galaxy to the smallest thing here on earth. Lovely!

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  11. Oh--this is beautiful, Grace. All the wonder of the universe and the stars, and the beauty of our own planet.

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  12. I LOVE this poem Grace. Majestic and beautiful - as big as that blue planet hurtling through space, into the stardust, and a small as that dew drop on the tiger lily. So visuslly gorgeous all those images... I also love lilies... my 2nd favorite flower, orchid being my #1. But I grow lilies well, not so good lucky growing orchids... :-)

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  13. Lovely! Your poem fills me with awe and wonder.

    ~Imelda

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  14. This is so beautiful Grace! I love how you open our eyes to see what is important in life! Yes, we do put too much importance on this shell and often miss the most beautiful things around us

    My post touches on the same vein!

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  15. I love this poem in homage to the vastness of the universe in which we live and I believe, one can never put too much 'meaning' into the smallest of things for after all, as you have so aptly said, "we are stewards of this enormous
    blue planet". A beautiful poem, Grace.

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  16. I put too much meaning
    on an empty cocoon

    this is the line that i will take away with me...bkm

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  17. Such a tribute to nature. Beautifully constructed.

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  18. Wow! This is so beautiful, Grace! I loved the transcend from galaxies and supernovas to our little world. And the last stanza is particularly awe-inspiring.Loved it!

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  19. Beautifully crafted poem, Grace, an eloquent, heartfelt message.

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  20. This is lovely, the way you play with scale and scope here. I especially enjoyed the last three stanzas.

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