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Moment of Silence: Stephen Hawking and Poem: "Stardust to Stardust" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Moment of Silence: Stephen Hawking and Poem: "Stardust to Stardust"
Stephen Hawking has passed away. He has been the greatest mind on Earth for many years.

HANKY WARNING
I wrote this elegy and I'm still crying. Actually, just get the whole box of kleenex.


"Stardust to Stardust"
-- elegy for Stephen Hawking, January 8, 1942-March 13 2018


Cry me a river, cry

the Milky Way
running silent,
running deep

the Song of the Spheres
hushed, its greatest voice
gone breathless.

Schrodinger's cat
yowls, pacing around
the event horizon, and
paws a wormhole open.

Spirit wings clap,
cupping the solar wind,
climbing higher
and away.

Cry me a river, cry

throwing nebula blossoms
on a space-black coffin
lower the flag to half-mast.

The brightest mind is gone,
matter become energy once more,

ashes to ashes,
stardust to stardust,
gone

to become sunlight again.

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From: rhodielady_47 Date: March 14th, 2018 12:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
We've lost one of the great ones--that's all there is to it.
:^(

Loved your elegy!
It's perfect for him.
:^}
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 14th, 2018 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm glad you found this so moving.
dizzojay From: dizzojay Date: March 14th, 2018 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's beautiful, and very appropriate for such a great man taken from us. :'(



ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 14th, 2018 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.
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