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Summer Solstice


The cram of stars in the navy-night

blue-light of summer solstice.


The majestic zodiac sprawled

across the ever-stretching sky.


Ancient definitions of myth

star-stories of pre-determined fate


mapped in the moment and place

of our birthing; such fantasies


such imaginings of stellar systems

and mankind’s significance.


Heavens and humours; rules and rights

from Gods to kings and subjects


All settled in an ordered Universe

until, curiosity, ingenuity and invention


observation and record, rigor and Science

with its license to question freedom.

© M.L.Emmett



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Ashes, Atoms and Nothing More

 for Philip Larkin

Soundless dark of wakeful night

panic thrills the heart

and chokes the mind

with dread of dying

of lying dead –

white marble stone dead –


beyond self

to nothingness

and nowhere.

Just energy burst free,


to the godless Universe

body to ashes


and nothing more.

Astronomy-young-stars Small Magallanic Cloud

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August 5, 2014 · 12:44 am