Worlds Away

what the nomad brought home


I was born of the Moon
While the Sun waged war
In a violent sky
Against the defiant light
That had charged a dying night’s blackness,
And I, made of the water
That drenched that morning,
Come careening down the centuries
To spill over the fires of Mars
In that smoldering burn
That transforms both
When ancient battles have ceased
And the phoenix fields are ripe for germinating
Seeds of realization.

This universe, you see,
Is a playground,
And blinded by the swirling nebulae,
I build castles in the sands of time,
Attempt hopscotch in constellations already drawn
Only for folly,
And artfully wield Mercury like a ball
Which I toss serendipitously to you
For the fun of the sport.

Every night, we lose ourselves
In this mystical haven,
All carefree children
Illuminated by stars
Where chaos is order
And time is a farce.

This Earth
Like a slingshot
Is blazing your course,
And only when the sun eclipses
These celestial wonders
Does it seem like an illusion.

Well, it’s not.

Just trust.
Climb up on this comet.
And play.

April 6, 2008 - Posted by | Poetry, Reincarnation, Time | , , , ,


  1. You’ve defined the celestial in this poem. I’ve always been attracted to the moon, stars, sky….your words are beautifully poetic. I love this.

    Comment by ZouxZoux | April 8, 2008 | Reply

  2. Thanks, ZouxZoux! To confess, my family nicknamed me “Stargazer” at an early age because I share the same affinity. Some of this is astrological metaphor, but the first verse actually begins with a description of the moment I was born; I’m a Cancer (moon child, water sign) on the cusp of Leo (ruled by the sun), born at dawn in the middle of an intense thunderstorm. ūüôā

    Anyway, my past few weeks have been very hectic but should be winding down shortly, and I’m looking forward to catching up on what you’ve been writing! Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you soon on your page!

    Comment by 20yearsfromnow | April 8, 2008 | Reply

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