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Poem: "Radiant Matter" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Radiant Matter"

This poem came out of the Tuesday, January 5 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from ellenmillion and wyld_dandelyon.  It was selected in the generally sponsored poetry poll.


Radiant Matter
-- a sonnet


The first robots were made of solids,
Assembled from silicon and brass.
Later came robots made of liquid
And, finally, from ionized gas.

The plasma robots were beautiful --
The charge that powered them made them glow.
Their layers, like the wings of angels,
Were countless as they waved to and fro.

Who could have imagined such wonders
From the first feeble clanking of gears?
Not even the chembots could augur
What touched our sense of awe, not our fears.

The aurabots were kindled, not cast ...
We'll use them for better things, at last.

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wyld_dandelyon From: wyld_dandelyon Date: January 13th, 2010 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh! Very nice!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 13th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm glad you liked this.
wyld_dandelyon From: wyld_dandelyon Date: January 14th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

I tweeted this one too!
xjenavivex From: xjenavivex Date: January 13th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love your imagination. I was just talking to someone yesterday about a being in gaseous form.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 13th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I've explored gaseous lifeforms before. This was the first time I thought of gaseous robots, though!
miintikwa From: miintikwa Date: January 13th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh! Marvelous!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 13th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yay!

Feedback is candy.
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