Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Meteor Shower


I wrote this poem following the prompt; 'Meteor Shower' from Poets United.

Meteor Shower

A sprinkle of faerie dust
cast from a distant comet
surges toward a blue marble
which hangs in a darkened sky.

It touches the atmosphere,
the very air that sustains life below.
Friction slows and incinerates it
in a fiery streaking glow.

I watch the fireworks in the sky
and ponder; is the blue marble
just a spec of faerie dust
whose burn will flicker in a distant eye?

John Carré Buchanan
15 November 2017

32 comments:

  1. A magical poem - well rendered

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    1. Hi Jae, Thanks for your comment I'm glad you liked the poem.

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  2. I wonder, too. I have wondered about us ever since reading Dr. Seus' HORTON HEARS A WHO. The comparison in your poem is even more compelling.

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    1. Hi Susan, thanks for your comment, it is a compelling question.

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  3. This reminds me of how small we are in the vastness of the universe, much as we think we are so important, we could be flicked off like a fly, if the universe shrugs. Ack.

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    1. Hi Sherry, Thanks for your comment. I'm glad the poem had that effect on you.

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  4. One day, in the distant future, Earth will indeed be faerie dust. I wonder who will view us then...
    Anna :o]

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    1. Hi Anna, that is a great question! Thanks for your comment.

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  5. Luv the marble image John. Happy you dropped bu my blog today

    Much💖love...

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  6. Nice blend of practical and magical, which ignitEs the poem Just like the atmosphere. And the rhymes leaking through is a nice touch

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    1. Hi Erbiage, Thanks for your kind comment.

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  7. Faery Dust - it always amazes me that the meteor showers are often bits of trash often no bigger than a grain of sand. I wonder about our end as well, although most folks think we are going to be taken out by a massive asteroid. good poem - I love the magic and the practicle side by side in this.

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    1. Hi Toni, Thank you for your comment, I'm glad that you enjoyed its magic.

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  8. We know that earth is finite just like us . As humans our existence here is brief.Thought provoking.

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    1. Hi Rallentanda, Thank you for your comment, I'm glad you found the poem thought provoking.

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  9. Yes.. we are just flickers in someone else's sky...hopefully they think kindly of us as fairy dust!

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    1. Hi Thotpurge, Thanks for your comment, Given all the damage we are doing to the world, I wonder if we deserve to be thought of kindly.

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  10. Yes, I wonder who might be inhabiting the universe and look toward this blue marble to find sparkle.

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  11. Ooops, my comment's lost. Love the wonderful imagery of the blue marble and the watchers. very intriguing.

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    1. Hi Sumana, Thanks for coming back to repost your comment, I'm glad you found the poem intriguing.

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  12. Your pondering is shared. Love this, John.

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    1. Hi Sara, thank you for your comment, I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  13. I love the contemplation of 'fairie dust.' Your poem reminds us of how small we are in the face of the vast universe & how friction plays a part in each meteor show!

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    1. Hi Mary, thank you for your comment. I'm glad you liked the poem.

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  14. John,

    A realisation of our plantet's precarious position and lifespan...when these instances occur. Liked you view of the situation involving the meteor showers...

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    1. Hi Eileen, thanks for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed my take on the subject.

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  15. That's an intriguing question, John. A thought-provoking poem!

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    1. Hi Richard, thanks for your kind comment.

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