Get Your Premium Membership

Enceladus Dreams

Tides in motion beneath my crust Of water-ice and planet dust, Heat a hidden salty ocean, Beneath my crust tides in motion. My fertile womb so ripe with seeds, With chemicals that new life needs, Deep in the darkness, in the gloom, So ripe with seeds my fertile womb. We’re not alone, there’s quite a few, Europa, Triton, Titan too. We’re moons with a life-friendly zone, There’s quite a few, we’re not alone. In dreadful dreams I saw peril, Aliens that are not sterile, Importing death, disease, and screams, I saw peril in dreadful dreams. From Earth arrives a prying probe, Now transiting past Saturn’s globe, To learn if life in my womb thrives, A prying probe from Earth arrives … October 16, 2022 Swap Quatrain Poetry Contest sponsored by Emile Pinet For information about amazing Enceladus, see: solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/saturn-moons/enceladus/in-depth/ or: www.newscientist.com/article/2339020-enceladus-shown-to-have-all-six-of-the-essential-elements-for-life/#:~:text=Saturn's%20moon%20Enceladus%20is%20producing,%2C%20oxygen%2C%20phosphorus%20and%20sulphur.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2022




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 10/16/2022 9:13:00 PM
A very interesting and enjoyable swap quatrain, Eric. Unfamiliar with the different moons, so, thanks!
Login to Reply