The Zodiac

The Zodiac

A Poem by Siddartha Beth Pierce

At once the Universe

combusted

A mighty storm

arose

It seems the Zodiac

has taken

the less traveled

road.

 

Who are you,

what am I

and what about my horse

am I no longer the bull

stubborn and remorse?

 

Pluto has disappeared

from the planetary

system

and now I wonder

what exactly

is OUR

horoscopical

system?

 

© 2011 Siddartha Beth Pierce


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haha with the zodiac changing and planets disappearing - or becoming lesser entities you rightly ponder where the hell we fit in ha - just shows how much of what people do is guesswork - oh planet - woo - a bit more knowledge - ah maybe not.. ha I love the whimsical tone of "and what about my horse, am I no longer a bull?" ha! nice!!

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Excellent slant on the older system. Well written with just the right amount of gentle humour.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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I couldn't help but find myself smiling in amusement, well written.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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lol sweet piece. Great point, with a good upbeat tone to it.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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i really like this poem. It sparks many questions, and really makes you think!

Posted 9 Years Ago


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haha with the zodiac changing and planets disappearing - or becoming lesser entities you rightly ponder where the hell we fit in ha - just shows how much of what people do is guesswork - oh planet - woo - a bit more knowledge - ah maybe not.. ha I love the whimsical tone of "and what about my horse, am I no longer a bull?" ha! nice!!

Posted 9 Years Ago


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this poem raises the same questions that I have been thinking about too, but it does it in a lyrical way!

So if we are no longer a taurus, then who are we?

Posted 9 Years Ago


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hmm...such food to fuel ones thoughts! The best poem by me is the one that invites the reader to contribute of his own thoughts, experiences, emotions, etc. So that rates you rather high. But first the matter of the poem: Its point straight forward and simplistic, well turned and considered, concise and replete with enough identifiable ingredients of the subject being discoursed on to "couch in its own terms" so to speak ;-) Engaging and intelligent. quite able.

As to the philosophical puzzle, it is interesting that such a paradox can even exist. On the low end of the spectrum, the ancients found the stars and constellations and such to be divine and sublime which belief upheld by the actual reliability of them in coinciding with and predicting seasons, cyclic phenomena, navigation et al. Conversely, on the high end of the spectrum is it not more significant that holding those horoscopic phenomena and aspects true then brought a degree of truth and reality to them? If indeed man believed and agreed that a certain aspect of this were true, then by agreement it WOULD be true...




Posted 9 Years Ago


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You ask interesting questions here.
It really makes us wonder where to go
when the things that have defined us
for thousands of years...all of a sudden
no longer apply. I enjoyed this one.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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I like your formatting here. It does profess a deep philosophical thought for a lot of zodiac believers. Nice write.

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Richmond, VA



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