Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stonewalled Meteor / Rusty Taylor


Stonewalled Meteor

Spiraling slowly through the cold void of space,
a pitted fragment from a once volatile star
dances past unimaginable images of grace
and chaos with home-woven dreams of a vast galaxy far
from whence it came. The gray meteor gleams
in vivid reddish hues as it brilliantly blazes by
a fiery orange orb as perfect as celestial dreams
dreamt by those of us not allowed to fly.

Approaching a planet blue, green, and white,
the dead star again flames to life as it flies
into the dense atmosphere. From the surface, its fall
becomes a beautiful silver string of light.
Years later, a smooth stone from distant skies
becomes part of Frost's New England stone wall.

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by Russell (Rusty) Allen Taylor
1991
Georgia, U.S.A.

from the website:

Southern Standard Time
http://www.southern-standard-time.com/Poetry.html

[All rights reserved by the author - Used with permission]

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