My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

November 15, 2010 “gravity”

I was viewing the Apple Core Nebula Saturday night at a local observatory.

I realized that what I was seeing actually occurred around 1200 years ago.

(the Nebula is approximately 1200 light years from Earth)

1200 years ago, in the year 810, Charlemagne was Emperor in Rome ,

and Venice, Italy was being founded.

Everything I was looking at, all that beauty, was from long, long ago.

*

*

“gravity”

*

my words are lost

scattered across the blackness

chaotic

tumbling end over end

into the voids and vacuums

and the cold

icy ink of a loveless cosmos

where every object I see

is only an image

from the past

racing to my eyes

at the speed of light

like the sparkle of a star

and I’m nothing

more than a wordless astronomer

trying to draw words from space

without gravity

because my gravity is gone

***

©tlh 11/15/10

(photo from Google)

 

 

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5 responses

  1. beautiful image & poem…RT

    November 14, 2010 at 11:13 pm

  2. Beautiful image and reflection on its meaning…well said Tracy.

    November 15, 2010 at 8:57 am

  3. lifeinarecipe

    Amazing photo and words…as always you have extended our universe with another one of your star poems! Thank you.

    November 15, 2010 at 4:49 pm

  4. *Gravity*…..has so much meaning in one word! Great write Tracy ~ Red oxox

    November 16, 2010 at 1:01 am

  5. Truley well done, Tracy. I just love this. It speaks to something basic and primal in each of us. How wonderful! Thank you…

    November 16, 2010 at 10:32 am

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