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She laughs and flames shoot from her chariot
moving through the sky. She will carry it,
(the splendor of light), and with lariat
she’ll rein in her gilded steeds, ferry it,
the glow, from dawn to dusk with merry wit.
She brings joy, life, pulses to beautify.
Her companion stars though, she sees them cry,
their tears shoot out, then streak across the sky.
Still she laughs, shares her light, as she rides by.
Someday she’ll fade, turn black–and then she’ll sigh.
This is a response of sorts to Jane Dougherty’s non-challenge.
Jane found the rather strange image above. It’s supposed to be a sunspot, and it comes from an 1898 book called The Story of the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars. I started thinking about sunspots, and then this story that I read recently about an unusual star that pulses and behaves erratically. I started thinking about what could cause this, and naturally I concluded the star pulses when it laughed. In honor of Jane, the poem is two stanzas of her Fifty Poetry Form (Does that make it a one hundred?): five lines of ten syllables each, with the last word of each line rhyming.
The sun laughs at the humming moon, naturally 🙂 I’d call this poem a Century. Full of verve and the rhythm of the chariot.
A century! I love it! Thanks, Jane. 🙂
Now I’m going to have to try writing one!
xxx Massive Hugs xxx
Thanks so much, David. Gigantic hugs back to you!
Oh bring it on! Wonderful! I wanna joyride in her Chariot! Bravo! A hundred cheers!
Thanks so much, Damien! You are an excellent cheerleader. 🙂
Fun and exuberant, as befitting the constant rhyme!
Thanks, Luanne. I needed something happy today to take my mind off of political . . .um, stuff.
I have so much anxiety this fall!
Yes, I do, too!
A wonderful poem Merril 🙂
Thank you, Janice!
Lovely poem with nice rhyme
Thank you, Derrick.
Lovely. Makes me think you might have been envisioning HRC as you wrote this.
Hahaha. No, Susan, but thank you. Though I admire her, I don’t picture her as a sun goddess. But it was written as an antidote to my frustration with DT’s supporters. As I said, I simply pictured the sun’s activity was a result of laughter. The image made me happy. 🙂
Imagining the stars pulse as a response in laughter, was a wonderful fantasy which matches the brilliance of the star * with steeds pulling her chariot. 🙂
Thanks, Robin. It’s a thought that made me happy. 🙂
Reblogged this on Deuxiemepeau- Picturing Poetry by D. B. Donnelly and commented:
Midway through this weekend’s migraine madness I realised I hadn’t done a Sunday Sharing in a long time therefore, as I can’t get through the fussiness to my brain, I thought I’d share the beauty of others instead…
Todays first Sunday Sharing comes from Merril D. Smith and this beauty inspired by Jane Dougherty from Jane Dougherty Writes entitled The Splendour of Light.
Check out more of Merril’s wonderful words by clicking the link or at http://www.merrildsmith.wordpress.com
Thank you so much, Damien. This is so kind of you. I truly appreciate it.