The Dance of Space, NaPoWriMo, Day 22

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt asks us to “take one of the following statements of something impossible, and then write a poem in which the impossible thing happens. I chose this one:

The stars cannot rearrange themselves in the sky.

 

Somewhere in space, stars always sing,

and in a distance place, they also dance,

in quadrille or waltz, they sway and swing,

they arrange themselves, but not by chance.

 

And in a distant place, they also dance,

sometimes, a stellar pas de deux–

they arrange themselves, but not by chance–

of course, they do, well, wouldn’t you?

 

Sometimes, a stellar pas de deux

to the carillon of time’s dawn

of course, they do, well, wouldn’t you—

move with joy, before it’s gone?

 

To the carillon of time’s dawn

in quadrille or waltz, they sway and swing,

move with joy before it’s gone—

somewhere in space, stars always sing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“However, what it is really exciting about NGC 1097 is that it is not wandering alone through space. It has two small galaxy companions, which dance “the dance of stars and the dance of space” like the gracious dancer of the famous poem The Dancer by Khalil Gibran.”

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA. Acknowledgement: E. Sturdivant

 

27 thoughts on “The Dance of Space, NaPoWriMo, Day 22

  1. Ok, firstly, this is a form that I have never been able to master, so – Bravo! Secondly, when I saw the line about the stars at NaPo, it called my name but I couldn’t imagine how to do it without being cliche. That’s because you were going to nail it! Excellent that you made 1097 into a dancer. This one shines! (the pun is extra – no charge!) You are rocking April!

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  4. I like the way it rhymes so smoothly. Especially with fancy French words lol. I found this because I’m a space blogger too, but not a poet. XD Great work!

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