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Galactic Glimpses

Galactic curls in spiral swirls, entwining twisted mystery,
where time unrolls in blackened holes, no longer bright and blistery,
like sandy dunes, some writ in runes, enclosing cosmic history

Galactic dust, from novas' gust, congesting empty spaces,
once fatefully flung beyond the tongue of burnt out astral traces,
may recompress and coalesce in distant times and places 

Galactic dwarves, like ancient wharves with silent planets mooring  
yet still in spin though long done in, hide flares no longer soaring -
magnetic webs of eons ebb, infernal fusion roaring

Galactic tides warp space divides, call forth sublime creation
while bending clocks in rippled shocks, unfolding time dilation
that seems to crown the flowing gown of pulsars' pulsed gyration

Galactic stew, a seething brew, midst background noise and chatter
like Chaos reigns, the sole remains of missing antimatter,
with just a trace to form a space-time, curved or somewhat flatter

Galactic glue holds something new: dark energy and matter 
that interacts and counteracts the ancient Big Bang splatter:
a cosmic soup of strings and loops, a universal batter

Galactic life's replete and rife 'neath lactic milky wafer,
though solar gales leave unseen trails of cosmic rays, the strafer;
but nonetheless, one must confess, it seems there's nowhere safer

Copyright © Terry O'Leary | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 9/18/2016 4:23:00 PM

    Amazing imagery, meter and rhyme in your poem, Terry. Congratulations on your fine win. Sandra
  1. Date: 9/18/2016 4:02:00 PM

    Visions of Van Gogh and Dali peak through in your excellent poem, Terry! Congrats on your win :)
  1. Date: 9/18/2016 2:03:00 PM

    Thanks for participating in my contest! Congrats on 6th place... I only gave out 6 placements.. FYI...
  1. Date: 9/13/2016 12:22:00 PM

    Expert Exemplar of Zinc's Engagement..very cool. Stay blessed
  1. Date: 9/12/2016 2:39:00 PM

    Ahh, it's been awhile old friend. This is a masterpiece of blissful, cerebral rhyme. Nice work
  1. Date: 9/9/2016 4:51:00 AM

    Wa'el Ha'el... You got it o'l; even stingy loops, and loopy strings. -- A grand uni-fired presentation, but even better... what fun to warp through the cosmic conceptual cornucopia! -- A fine, fine jaunt, without nearly a flesh wound to complain of.
  1. Date: 8/25/2016 5:30:00 PM

    Yes this is just all such a mystery. I often wonder what it all means, but have yet to come up with anything that makes any sense at all. Time is a very troubling concept.
  1. Date: 8/21/2016 5:18:00 PM

    terry - you are a genius! i love love love your use of internal rhyme, especially as you combine it with the most perfect rhythm which just demands to be read aloud. this poem is a masterpiece - i'm blown away!
  1. Date: 8/21/2016 9:14:00 AM

    A brilliant and fun write, Terry. There was recently a contest entitled "Black Diamond" I believe Mrs Sandra brought up this subject. Interesting stuff, this science! I thoroughly enjoyed the read.