Astronomical Observation

Astronomical Observation

A Poem by Li Li

Am I writing poetry again? Really?


Looking towards the sky,

I began to decipher the constellations

longing to discover the origin of his existence.

I began by opening Pyxis taking Circinus within my hands.

Vela began leading me down the liquid diamonds of the Eradinus.


I pretended I was Andromeda longing for Perseus.

Together we would illuminate the sky beyond the radiance of the sun.

Helios would bow in our honor.


Our love would kindle the flames of Olympus.

The Greek Gods would appear from the heavens.

Atlantis would arise once more

as the hands of the horologium determined a new era of evolution.


Mythology now became our reality.


The infinite density of the universe

now consisted of only him and I.

The cosmological distances between our galaxies came together,

forming our own relativity of astronomical observation.





© 2008 Li Li

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nice imaginary, enjoyed reading

Posted 5 Years Ago

It truly is amazing. It'd win the "By the Power of he Gods and Goddesses" contest hands down if it didn't have 131 words (over the 100 limit by 31). Don't change it, though. That's one-fourth that you need.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I loved the story that unfolds in the stars. Wonderful mythology!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Thank God I studied this stuff or I would've read each line then looked it up in wiki
for show. I mostly like the way you braided the constellation stories into the poem.
Yo lo quiero.

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very well written

Nice job!
A great combination of mythology and love

Keep it up!


Posted 12 Years Ago

greek mythology, nice, the gods are used well here, i thought when you where describing the sun you would have used apollo, but its still good....

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gorgeous work...

while the concept I have seen
But thissss.... stands in a class all-by-itself

really has such a beautiful flow...


Posted 12 Years Ago

I loved this, the astronomy mixed with the mythology to form a painted work of art. just beautiful.

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow, that was like going back to school, enlighten my mind you did. Very original and professional, and could be the introductory poem in a book of the most beloved poems. I enjoyed it, thanks.


Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow. This is different. You had to be looking at the stars in order for this to inspire you. Am I right?

Plus, I'd never seen mythology connected with astronomy in poetry. Definitely a first.

Nice job as usual.

Posted 12 Years Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Last Updated on August 6, 2008


Li Li
Li Li

The Land of Misfit Toys, IL

My real name is Alicia. I live on the east side of St. Louis. I've grown to have a passion for spoken word. I started writing poetry at a very young age but never thought it was something to.. more..