After the bang, burning
sound and light from indefinite drift
expanding red and blueshifts
now blanketed, we sit
at your touch, burning
heat and cold, turning
sound and light
the stardust trapped within
our cells, a microcosm—
Yes! I see it now.
A quadrille for my dVerse prompt today. The prompt word is shiver. Join us!
What a heavenly sight it is. Love the energy of the burning and turning. Thanks for hosting!
Thank you very much, Grace!
stars in your eyes! a combustible mix you made here Merril
Thank you very much, Laura! 😀🌟
I love all the movement within your words Merril.
Thank you very much, Linda!
I can see how we carry cosmos within… a great image, with the soul being the mirror of the universe.
Thank you very much. That’s exactly what I wanted to say.
Stellar work, Merril. And thanks for hosting!
Thank you, Ron. 😏
Great examination of inner vs. outer space, Merril! You chose a great prompt word, as there are so many different interpretations 🙂
Thank you very much, Ingrid. I’m pleased you think so, and that you like what I came up with!
Nice! I guess that’s what is meant when one says, “you rock my world.” Love how the lens shifts here.
Thank you so much, Lisa! 😀
You’re very welcome.
Oh yes! You’ve captured that constant movement both within and without.
Thank you so much, Dale. 💙
I promise I’ll play tomorrow 🙂
What a lovely idea having stardust trapped in our cells! The Oracle would approve of this one.
Thank you so much! She was probably whispering. . .as she does.
I could hear her xx
Of course you could! 😀
That was special – very, really original, clever, and comparing the hugeness of the cosmos, of time, to the intensity of what was within was masterful…very nice..
What a lovely comment! Thank you so much, Ain!
I see it too! Oh my!
Star watching with your lover…..oh my yes! From the vastness above to the microcosm….excellent juxtapositioning.
Thank you so much, Lillian! 💙💫
It’s amazing to me how we humans mirror the cosmos within our own cells. The universe is astounding! You describe that so well, Merril.
Thank you so much! That’s exactly what I meant.
Feels like a magical mix of science, love and soul. A unique place to take your prompt word.
Thank you. Yes, my mind tends to connect things like that. 😀
So lovely!!! Love this one…”The stardust trapped within…” Enchanting is the only word I can come up with. But then, with your poems, enchanting is a word that often comes to me! I just get swept away with the whole thing…
Thank you, Linda. That’s so very kind! 💙
And what a sight it is, yes?
Yes, of course! 😀
now I see why you liked my moon pic, it fits so well with your work! We are indeed mere fragments of the universe 🙂
Yes, indeed. Thank you. I’ve been taking lots of morning moon photos. 😀
in the morning my moon is above the units opposite … so I take my pics as it rises over the river 🙂
An interesting combination of thought Merril. Maybe a sprinkle of Pixie dust as well!
Thanks for hosting and your beautiful quadrille! The heavens are the most relatable visual of our deepest feelings, IMHO.
“the stardust trapped within
We are so very much a part of everything. Nice one
This is a shivery poem! I like it very much.
We are star stuff! that does make you shiver.
“…the stardust trapped within
our cells, ” Oh I loved this the joining of spaces inner and outer. Beautifully done.
Thank you so much! That’s very kind.
You have captured wonder in your words. Stardust and starry-eyed.
Thank you so much, Ali!
Stunning! I love the imagery and the word play.
An energetic poem, I especially loved “the stardust trapped within
our cells” . 😀
From the macro to the micro, we are one. What a beautiful take, Merril! 💙✨
Aww–thank you so much! 💙
You are welcome. 😊
This poem has left me asparkling.
Thanks, David. 😀
This gives such a tantalising perspective. Love it.
Love your cosmic quadrille Merril.
So many layers, “after the bang” yes, but even deeper.
Sounds like you’ve found a wonderful way to enjoy the stars. I really liked this.
Thank you very much, Phillip!
From infinity to dust–all contained in presence, all orbiting together. (K)
Yes, exactly. Thank you, Kerfe.
You have described nature’s fireworks
Thank you, Derrick.
I like the sensual — subtle, or not so — nature of this.
Thank you, Ken.
Something about that double “burning” and then “turning” really got me. NICE.
Thank you so much, De!
Where? I want to see it, too! I might need a cold shower…. lost in your thoughts.
Hahaha. Thanks, Resa!
Wow, this is Superb! (btw, I don’t follow comments, so no reply needed). I love the analogy, the feelings — amazing. (Oh, and thanx for your comment, and especially the typo suggestions — I fixed it)
Thank you and you’re welcome (even if you don’t see this).
What a stunning piece, every word of it! Matters of science take me by great interest. 👍
Thank you so much! 💫
Much welcome 🏆