Poem # 19 NaPoWriMo2013 ’30 Poems in 30 Days’

April 19, 2013

extract from 'Earth Longing for Sky'

IF listening to the breaking news,

the minutiae of pain and sorrow,

blow by blow in detail

delivered direct to my morning brain

stops my hair growing,

stops my cells healing,

stops my heart feeling-

IS IT better

to listen in

to the rain,

to feel instead,

the great roundness of earth

and beyond her planetary magnitude,

beyond to the immensity of Universe

where galactic arms spiral

in epic unconcern,

their rotation unperturbed

by all the bluff and bluster,

the outrageous suffering

that we play out

here on our tiny stage?


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