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Poem: "Light and Wind and Fire"

This poem was inspired and sponsored by wcg.  It's about star formation and the elements of space; I recommend this background material.


Light and Wind and Fire


Of these things the stars are made,
Shining in their vast parade:

Light that glimmers in the dark,
Kindled from a primal spark

Wind that blows the dust about,
Breathing ever out and out

Fire that beats back the cold,
Making elements of old.

Of these things the stars are born,
Bits of matter rent and torn --

Thus they make lifeforms as well,
Hearts and tongues their tales to tell.

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the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: March 3rd, 2010 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I kinda like these recent element themed poems: they're kinda like Quarter calls. :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 3rd, 2010 04:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Yay!

I'm glad you're enjoying these. I have one, "Casting the Circle of Words," which is not sponsored yet, that calls the quarters and cross-quarters of language.
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: March 3rd, 2010 10:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

Okay, okay, I'll pitch in for it once 'Job Satisfaction Day' rolls around this Friday. :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 3rd, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

I have noted your interest as a possible sponsor for this poem.
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 4th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm a star-lover too. (No surprise there.) Doug pointed out that this would make a good piece for our Litha ritual this year, which is going to tell the "science myth" of star formation. Hopefully illustrated by a friend of ours who is a fire-spinner.
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