Sunday, July 3, 2011

One Single Impression -- Crater


cosmic impact,
obliterated crust,
shocked quartz,
iridium laden clouds,
cold, dark world;
from all that death
new life…
our kind.

Sunday 3 July 2011

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The photograph of shocked quartz, uncredited from National Space and Aeronautics Admininstration (NASA)

For more posts on the prompt "crater" by other poets go to One Single Impression.


Pam said...

I liked how your alliteration sounded like a stake being driven through the lines of the poem.

Jim said...

Hi Sue ~~ The teacher in you is showing through loud and clear. I learned enough through your poem and some help from Wikipedia to decide that I want a piece. Expensive I suppose. A piece of meteorite is on my secondary bucket list, I will put shocked quartz on it also.

I liked your verse with all the descriptive words just oozing out. Matter is not destroyed though it's form may be changed.

Thank you for your enlightening usage of the prompt. Again, I enjoyed your work here.
Oh yes, I worked in Space activities for fourteen years. My last eleven were at NASA, Houston. Then I 'retired' and taught business at San Jacinto College for 22 more years.

Jim said...

Oh yes, I changed my blog to offer two versions of my poem, the original in 1st person and another now in 3rd person.
You can vote your choice if you'd like.

Jingle said...

a piece on outer space, how divine.

love the word flow and the imagery is superb.

Kim Nelson said...

Sue, I am drawn to this blending of science and art. Beautiful!

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Beautiful word flow and vivid imagery. Thank you for a great read.


Ramesh Sood said...

Good poetry.. only ours is becoming a little unkind..

Shail said...

Enjoyed reading your take on crater :)

Here is mine:

gabrielle said...

impactful, improbable, profound. out of swirling darkness, "our kind"