Inner space …

I journeyed in the spacecraft

of my mind

out beyond the galaxies

beyond the realms of time.

I watched the blue earth turning

like a flower,

her face towards the sun,

and saw her close her eyes,

like petals,

when the night’s hour was come-

sleeping like a child

in a universe of trust.

And I wondered why at morning

the dream had turned to dust

and the waking world was savage

and the sweet earth wild.

I voyaged past the silvered moon

and out beyond all stars.

I saw no stellar diadems

crowned with ice or fire-

but deeper into blackness

I glimpsed the god of Mars

beyond the place where light was born

in the womb of dark ..

Onwards to infinity,

the endlessness of space-

I sailed upon the ark of sleep

beyond the sons of suns.

I dreamed of the timelessness of time

and the continuum-

and of the spark that lit the darkness

in the depths beyond the deep

and kept a lonely vigil in that eternal place

where no stars breathed his name.

But when I woke to morning

and the risen sun,

I thought I glimpsed the holder of that flame-

the stoic,  silent One … .

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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2 Responses to Inner space …

  1. Shermeen says:

    You really should be a published poet, atom!

  2. atomsofstars says:

    Thank you again, Shermeen … perhaps one day ….

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