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* The "Constant" is the speed of light, 186,000 miles/second. *

* This is a small portion of the "Hubble Deep Field Image". When they fixed the Hubble Telescope, they turned it to an area of space that was previously thought of as a VOID - empty of any stars or matter of any kind. What they found was beyond astounding - tens of thousands of points of light, each one an ENTIRE galaxy in itself, with over ten billion stars in EACH! It makes me breathless to this day, and I have viewed it for hours. *

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Oh, how my nethermost being aches for your answer

You yawn like a glistening wound above me, tugging at my will

A pregnant astral enigma, weeping with wonderment and perplexity

Frigid, barren voids, churning chaos, meat and matter beyond imaginings

Vistas of marvel, life fantastic and bizarre, worlds unbidden and unbled

Swirling maelstroms of dust, energies of darkness and dynamism

The heaving breast of heaven, burgeoning at the Constant, ever outward

Oh, to but prick the veil of your timeless and tenebrous mystery

To breach your breadth and boundary, and all that they bind and bear

Would be to weave the garland ... of the gods themselves.





~ 8th Place ~  in "The Universe" Poetry Contest, Nina Parmenter, Judge & Sponsor.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 7/31/2019 3:34:00 PM
Another masterful write Greg, are there no limits to your talent?
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/31/2019 8:03:00 PM
You are too kind, John, and NOTHING is mine that doesn't come from somewhere much greater and more blessed ... we're all just tools, Brother, given the grace to use those talents to bring glory to that which granted them to us. Wish I could take credit, but I'm much too flawed a human for that. All the best to you, my friend - you are a treasure, with a singular insight and discernment - gifts of the spirit, those! :o)
Date: 7/16/2019 12:57:00 AM
This, in my book, is a five star winner. Congratulations, Greg. Regards, Su
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/16/2019 1:46:00 AM
Oh, Suzette, thank you so much, that means a great deal to me - your comment is my golden trophy! Blessings, My Good Friend! :o) <3
Date: 7/8/2019 12:30:00 PM
As magnificent as the topic at hand :) Congratulations for your win Greg <3 xomo!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/16/2019 1:45:00 AM
Thank you so very much, Maureen, I greatly appreciate the kind words! Blessings! :o) <3
Date: 7/7/2019 7:17:00 PM
Your vast and soulful imagination conjures beautifully inspired poetry, Gregory. I enjoyed your cosmic musings and also your note on the Hubble Deep Field Image. Congratulations on your wonderful win. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/16/2019 1:45:00 AM
As always, Susan, you do me far more credit than I deserve ... and as always, I am SO thankful for it! Blessings, Dear Poet, you are special! :o) <3
Date: 7/7/2019 5:24:00 PM
“Oh, to but prick the veil of your timeless and tenebrous mystery”. The mystery of creation the longing of the human soul... poetry! Congratulations!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/16/2019 1:44:00 AM
Many kind thanks to you, PS, I'm so pleased that you like this one ... blessings, my friend! :o) <3
Date: 7/7/2019 3:36:00 PM
Awesome poetry from you here, Greg. I am enjoying seeing the winners of this contest. Mine was too "matter of fact" I wish I could be inspired by this kind of contest to do more interesting poems.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/16/2019 1:43:00 AM
You are always inspired, my friend, and always so creative ... don't sell yourself short! Thank you so much for the sweet words, Buddy! Blessings! :o_ <3
Date: 7/7/2019 11:47:00 AM
A universe of pondering in your creative soul, my friend! Congratulations!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/16/2019 1:41:00 AM
You are very kind, Kim, and I greatly appreciate the comments - blessings, Friend! :o) <3
Date: 7/7/2019 10:15:00 AM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, Greg! Janice
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Date: 7/16/2019 1:41:00 AM
Many thanks to you, Janice - so appreciated! :o) <3
Date: 7/7/2019 10:11:00 AM
This one came in in a Greg t-shirt! Fabulous of course. Congrats on your place on my winners’ list! You can see more comments in my blog :-)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/16/2019 1:40:00 AM
Thank you so much, Nina, I greatly appreciate my placement, and I'm pleased that you found it worthy. Blessings!
Date: 7/7/2019 9:38:00 AM
A grand tribute, Gregory. Congrats on your most deserving win.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/16/2019 1:40:00 AM
Thank you so much, Line - that's very kind! Blessings! :o) <3
Date: 7/6/2019 11:34:00 AM
A beautifully worded approach to the universe, Gregory. My compliments!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/6/2019 5:34:00 PM
Ralph, my friend, that's very kind of you - thanks so much for the comments! :o)