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Melanchosmologia

Melanchosmologia

A Poem by Eudaimoniac
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A cosmic scratching of human frailty and the often inescapable sense of distance which exists between bodies in space. A little too vague, perhaps, to be an exploration, but a glance nevertheless.

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Dark shades of crescent peak out
as sliver-straight-as-line amid
the chess-piece stalemate, order
amongst shapes of cube, growing
bramble-thick.


The Earth spins uncaringly


and we carry the body off to the
river, will she live? - has she
already left us to sprinkle desert
sands?


And little sister moon stands
ever-vigil and watches us as
the Earth spins uncaringly.


Spent in bridal bloomings, she,
once as before she reaches out,
she reaches out and hopes to
grasp at nothing. The hollowness
of space keeps her companion.


The Sun imparts a sinister smile
as his children reach hand: throat
for throat
and little sister moon stands
ever-vigil and watches us as
the Earth spins uncaringly.


© 2012 Eudaimoniac



Author's Note

Eudaimoniac
I'm not certain about my choice of line-lengths here.

Is the 'she' in 2nd last stanza over repetitive?

Perhaps the subject matter too vague?

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Can you explain the meaning of this incredibly deep writing?


Posted 5 Years Ago


Eudaimoniac

5 Years Ago

I can try :) Being generally more attuned to narrative or essay writing, I find it hard sometimes to.. read more

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Added on October 28, 2012
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Tags: Space, Cosmos

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Eudaimoniac
Eudaimoniac

Sydney, NSW, Australia



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Like lightning in the womb. New to fiction, long time time admirer of language. I'd say I'm probably more content-driven rather than form, but I hope to learn about, and improve in, both aspects. I.. more..

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