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Big Bang Theory of Merope's Nebula

Shimmering over a glassy sea, a moonlight carpet beams. My walkway high to a starlit sky of memories from my dreams. There mighty Taurus, rip-snortin’ bull, lowers his horns for battle. Naked on his shoulders Seven Sisters ride side-saddle. Dazzling diamonds, blue-white ice, blazing through nebulosity. Merope mocked and mooned me twice, twerking with faux ferocity. “Begone now, mortal, from my sight, who dares defile the very night. Look down upon the moonlit glade, bear witness to the mayhem made.” Agape, the Pleiad sisters wailed while yonder Cetus spouted. “The culprit must be caught and jailed,” the rueful Virgo shouted. The heavens heaved, so much offended, torn fabric of time could not be mended. Then darkness fell like a clap of thunder, were it not for Einstein’s Biggest Blunder, the Universe was blown asunder. Who once wrote “God plays not with dice,” had not known anything of such vice, said: “Reading erotic poetry can’t compete with cosmic knowitry.” Submitted: 6/2/2019

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Date: 6/10/2021 11:36:00 PM
what's can I express regarding this writing without wow- written well
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Eric Cohen
Date: 6/12/2021 8:40:00 PM
Thanks for the visit and kind words.
Date: 4/26/2021 12:00:00 PM
Love it!!! Thanks
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Eric Cohen
Date: 4/26/2021 12:39:00 PM
Hey, Jeff. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you like it. ~Eric
Date: 8/24/2020 4:00:00 AM
- Congratulations on your win, Eric ... I remember how exciting it was to post my first poem :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Eric Cohen
Date: 8/24/2020 2:52:00 PM
Thanks, Sunshine. Can't believe its been a bit more than a year since my first poem here. :)
Date: 8/24/2020 3:28:00 AM
Interesting first post and last stanza... This was not really a contest, it was an opportunity to showcase your first poem and I am glad you entered. Thank you.
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Date: 8/2/2020 8:42:00 PM
Love this poem as it touches the outer realms of the mind, felt as if I was on a cosmic travel , gliding along gleefully
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Eric Cohen
Date: 8/2/2020 8:50:00 PM
Thanks for stopping by, Reggae. I wish I had thought of "gliding along gleefully" to use in this poem. We are on a magical mystery tour through space, indeed. Peace to you, my friend.
Date: 3/1/2020 4:26:00 PM
Love all the word plays you did in this one, the personification of Virgo, for example, and the end word "knowitry" GREAT verse, Eric. Your very first post I just had to check out.
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Eric Cohen
Date: 3/1/2020 4:36:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. It is always motivating to receive your thoughtful comments. All the best.
Date: 1/14/2020 9:44:00 PM
This is (again) excellent, and I'm surprised no one mentioned the accuracy of scientific knowledge woven through it, as that is what gives it the meat and might. The reader's imagination is our greatest tool, I believe, and you wield that well! I wrote one you might enjoy about the destruction of Io by Jupiter's gravity called 'Aching Sky' and will post the link. This is superb - I'm happy to have 'found' you here, Eric! https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/aching_sky_1071391
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Eric Cohen
Date: 1/14/2020 11:22:00 PM
Yay. I was hoping someone would recognize the science accuracy (with some poetic license). I thought of posting a constellation chart and Pleiades pic. Yes, glad that we have connected on this site.
Date: 12/11/2019 3:58:00 AM
Congrats on your HM!;)
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Date: 7/7/2019 7:35:00 PM
Eric, I second Line's comment, welcome. With much respect to the both of you, and the seven sisters. -Richard
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Date: 6/6/2019 7:33:00 PM
Welcome to PoetrySoup, Eric. Wonderful first poem. I love the melodious whimsy of it.
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