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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Lies In The Firmament [Today's News Poem, March 8, 2011]

Lies In The Firmament [Today's News Poem, March 8, 2011]

I think I felt a spark beneath the moon;
It was crushing, tremendous—I felt like the tide.
My heart transmitted burning waves
As I saw the long meteor strips with an oak.
I heard the owl adjust her perch
Beneath the summer's nighttime noon.
It is funny to think that we feel we'll abide
Decaying cells; that feeling saves
And that feeling survives when rebirth is a joke
Beneath the false and sparkling church.

"In a potential advance in the field of tissue engineering, researchers report that they've been able to repair injured urinary systems in boys by using bladder cells grown in a laboratory."
—Randy Dotinga, HealthDay Reporter, March 8, 2011
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/diet-fitness/digestive-disorders/articles/2011/03/08/lab-grown-urethra-used-to-replace-damaged-tube

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3 comments:

emmettwheatfall.com said...

Oh man! Khakjaan, this was far superior to the stuff I've read by other poets. I'm blown away by each line and way you worked your metaphors. I'm kind of at a loss for words. I find this poem extraordinary. I love this quality of poetic craftsmanship. I'll leave it at that my friend.

Mark Kerstetter said...

"I heard the owl" but couldn't see her, not even by the "sparkling" light of the church - I really like that. This is a very strong one.

Raining Acorns said...

Brilliant poem. Thanks to Mark for point it out; even more thanks to you for coming up with it.