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Antares' red glow bears firmly down upon plush, chartreuse carpet lying prone against the obsidian expanse, blanketing sections of a remote blue sphere, purling, spinning helplessly through distant time and space; slave to routine and rotation, never daring to break free; to reach out. Scorpius sprawls low across the Autumn void; a celestial corpse twinkling, twitching; inexplicably still breathing, expelling the last of her precious plexine light in a final, desperate act to awake inspiration, stir passion, proffer wholeness and healing to an infirmed, ungrateful planet, for her end-of-reign recession. Projecting dreams; visions like swirling Akashic holograms leaping forth from ancient pages of ethereal records, all but lost to time and apathy. Twisting snakelike through the cosmos, her broody gaze steeling in every direction; fierce energy bombarding; burning across the universe. Intense joules bursting forth; reaching out to nurture willing universal souls; scorching those who reject her, turning them to table fodder at a divine banquet for dark gods. Sagittarius flickers jovially behind as if breathless with laughter; taunting, frustrating, staying just out of reach of her vengeful tail. The rule of Scorpio wanes upon Orion's horizontal breach extinguishing the sting-ed cluster; quelling her tumultuous surge until late-spring pains rebirth her fires, igniting them, emerging again from the icy chasm of black oblivion.

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Date: 1/3/2019 3:53:00 AM
You sprinkle evocative words like jewels on this lovely tapestry of images exquisitely expressed. I am very impressed, Thvia.
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Date: 1/31/2018 6:09:00 PM
I was looking for a new poem of yours but see this is the last one and it looks like I saw it a while back but want you to know how much I love it still. Thanks again for your contest!!
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Thvia Shetley
Date: 2/1/2018 8:22:00 AM
Thanks Andrea, I’m working on one now but it’s slow going. I haven’t fully recovered from my travels yet but have lots of inspiration from them.
Date: 12/23/2017 3:33:00 PM
Dropping by to wish you Merry Christmas. I enjoyed reading this one.
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Date: 11/5/2017 5:00:00 AM
Not heard much from you lately, Thvia. Hope everything is well with you...and you are happy and content. Your good friend. :) john
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Date: 10/22/2017 10:30:00 AM
This is a good imagination, I felt like i was on a journey somewhere. have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 10/19/2017 8:26:00 AM
Thvia! Incredible command of vocabulary. You leave me standing, gazing. Whoaw
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Date: 10/17/2017 1:02:00 PM
Fantastic poem. Wonderful imagery. It was a pleasure to read. Enjoyed all the lines.
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Date: 10/16/2017 3:49:00 PM
The use of astronomical terminology is amazing, as well as your vocabulary and phraseology is mesmerizing! I thoroughly enjoyed this read, although I don't believe in horoscopes, I am an avid stargazer and appreciate celestial phenomena, brings me closer to our Creator. Thanks for posting this beauty Thvia!
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Date: 10/14/2017 1:46:00 PM
Thvia, a great descriptive write filled with wonderful imagery about my favorite constellation.
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Date: 10/12/2017 7:06:00 PM
Bless!
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Date: 10/12/2017 2:06:00 PM
p r o f o u n d
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Date: 10/12/2017 1:20:00 PM
Incredible
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Date: 9/27/2017 10:07:00 AM
Wow...Thvia. You're not easy...You can write. Pure talent...I enjoyed it my friend... Have a nice day
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Date: 9/24/2017 4:27:00 AM
Fantastic writing!! A real joy to read, Thvia...truly a joy. Every single line, bar none, perfectly compliments the preceding or following; in so many ways - the perfect poem! I do so enjoy reading your work...always a treat. My very warmest regards as always, Thvia. :) john
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Date: 9/22/2017 10:59:00 AM
Oh this is some journey, Thvia, truly remarkable....dont get around too much anymore, but needed to read your poetry again and again.....Harry
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Date: 9/20/2017 7:03:00 PM
wow, this is fantastic free verse here, Thvia. I think if I were Russell I would have to include this one on the list. I don't understand having a contest with 50 entries and only ten winners because I bet there are going to be a LOT of good ones entered in this contest, but I will cross my fingers yours will be one of the winners. Because it's free verse, I am chickening out. haha
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Date: 9/20/2017 12:51:00 PM
Hey, we should go stargazing, Thvia! It would be such fun to see the night sky through such educated and creative eyes. Love this amazing description and the way the constellations interact with each other. Awesome!
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Thvia Shetley
Date: 9/20/2017 3:02:00 PM
I'm up for it anytime!
Date: 9/19/2017 3:59:00 PM
Woah, this is a poem for the astrologer.. Lots of galactic words here.. Very well written and a clever idea..
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Date: 9/19/2017 3:37:00 PM
Amazing Thvia...I am in awe of the sky and stars
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Date: 9/19/2017 2:30:00 PM
Absolutely amazing! It goes straight to my treasure box. Oh I read this poem and I am beneath the firmament watching.
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PATRICIA CRESSWELL
Date: 9/19/2017 11:18:00 PM
I shall peel back the layers and discover all/
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Thvia Shetley
Date: 9/19/2017 3:03:00 PM
So glad you like it Patricia. It has a few layers of meaning aside from the obvious science and astronomy. It's a personal piece, being a Scorpio and all xx