Night Sky Dreaming

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Night Sky Dreaming

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Poem by: garyaitcho

Genre: Poetry

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Poem by: garyaitcho

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Reflections on lying on a remote beach in the Australian wilderness and seeing a supernova

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Reflections on lying on a remote beach in the Australian wilderness and seeing a supernova

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Submitted: May 19, 2013

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Darkness envelopes us 
Peripheral vision 
blanketed 
with 
nothingness. 

The waves cascade 
towards us 
a never ending 
rhythmical dance, 
a sound backdrop to 
the universe above. 

An eternal pattern 
echoing through 
time, 
millennium 
after millennium. 

The cool sand 
resists our backs, 
supports our heads, 
direct evidence 
that now, right now, 
we do exist .. 
despite the vastness 
that surrounds 
and envelopes us. 

Staring upwards 
and outwards 
and backwards 
in time, 
into the vast 
void 
of the universe. 

Staring into incomprehensible 
distances, 
into blackness in the void, 
into a violence and nothingness 
beyond understanding. 


Sparkling jewels, 
clouds of light, 
pinpoints . . . 
clustered here, 
scattered there, 
a static backdrop 
etched onto black canvass. 

Eyes search 
wandering across the vastness 
looking for movement 
for change 
that sudden streak .. 

Proof that the canvass 
above is interacting, 
communicating, 
flowing. 

Satellites suddenly 
trace an arc 
across the sky. 

But we yearn for 
deeper views, 
back in time 
millions and millions 
of years, not the mere 
seconds of a passing 
man made structure. 

and there, 
just there, 
up there, 
to the right, 
yes 
t h e r e ...... 

a pinpoint of light 
suddenly 
inexplicably 
explodes 
for the briefest 
second 
beams brighter 
than everything .. 
an intensity so strong 
it seems like 
a message 

to us. 


hairs on the neck 
stand up 
every sense 
alert 
the sky seems 
for this instant 
for this fleeting moment 
to be communicating 
just 
to 
us. 

Something just 
happened. Well not just. 
At least 100 million years ago. 

An explosion of 
such 
unimaginable force 
such 
unimaginable violence 

communicating its 
destruction 
to us 

And suddenly 
we 
feel 
very 
very 
small.


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