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When Scorpio Goes Dark


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.

Copyright © Thvia Shetley | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 10/17/2017 1:02:00 PM

    Fantastic poem. Wonderful imagery. It was a pleasure to read. Enjoyed all the lines.
  1. 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!
  1. Date: 10/14/2017 1:46:00 PM

    Thvia, a great descriptive write filled with wonderful imagery about my favorite constellation.
  1. Date: 10/12/2017 7:06:00 PM

    Bless!
  1. Date: 10/12/2017 2:06:00 PM

    p r o f o u n d
  1. Date: 10/12/2017 1:20:00 PM

    Incredible
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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!
  1. 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..
  1. Date: 9/19/2017 3:37:00 PM

    Amazing Thvia...I am in awe of the sky and stars
  1. 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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