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Poem: "Starblossom" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Starblossom"
This poem came out of the February 2009 Poetry Fishbowl, sponsored by general donations. It was inspired by a prompt from ellenmillion. I don't know if the structural spacing will survive blog posting, but I'll do my best.


Starblossom


The dayshift my lover came to me crying
   because the last of the flowering plants
      down in hydroponics had died, leaving only
         the vat-grown leaves and proteins to feed us,

         she said to me,
         “What shall we do
         for love-tokens now?”

I pressed her to my chest,
   and turned her face to the forward screen
      where the nebula blossomed in a dozen shades
         of purple and pink, green and yellow, blue and gold,

         and I said to her,
         “Look, my dearest,
         the stars are making love.”

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je_reviens From: je_reviens Date: February 15th, 2009 07:55 am (UTC) (Link)
oooOOOOOO!!!!
jolantru From: jolantru Date: February 15th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is both heart-breaking and beautiful... :)

Reminds me of the heart-shaped nebula...
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: February 15th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I have long loved nebulae. I had an astronomy teacher in college who specialized in those, and comets and asteroids.
From: browngirl Date: February 15th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, this is so lovely.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: February 15th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I love your icon, with the star.
fayanora From: fayanora Date: February 16th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC) (Link)
AWESOME!
anamacha From: anamacha Date: February 16th, 2009 06:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I cry.
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