Meddling with darkness

The midnight lure of black-
ness crammed

between the luminosity of stately stars,

brims with curiosity
of feeble flares

with faraway and ancient worlds
with gravity of galaxies
with matter darkly spun,

meddling with the minds
of those
who thought they knew
how everything

began.

Photo by Khamkéo Vilaysing on unsplash

Today the word is curiosity as De hosts the quadrille at dVerse.

May 31, 2021

25 responses to “Meddling with darkness

  1. I love that “matter darkly spun,” especially. And that subtle slant-rhyme ending. 🙂

  2. That will always be a mystery and a minefield of endless curiousity and discussion. Midnight calls & musings are rampant.

  3. I love the whole idea of ‘dark matter’ – it’s exactly right, we thought we were on the brink of learning the secret of the universe, and now we find ourselves in the dark again…

  4. Great minds again, Björn! We are both curious beneath the stars. Hoorah for the ‘midnight lure of black- ness crammed between the luminosity of stately stars’ and the ‘gravity of galaxies with matter darkly spun’! There is so much more to the universe than we can ever know – so much mystery.

  5. Never thought of darkness being crammed between the stars. You’re right, just when you think you have it all figured out, suddenly x-factor makes itself known…

  6. You’ve tackled lone of the big topics of curiosity here, and done it justice. Excellent wordsmithing as well.

  7. This is absolutely stellar and exquisite. Really love the darkness crammed between the stars, and the meddling of minds.

    Your poem got me thinking of a quote that has always stuck with me:
    “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.”

  8. If there ever was a question of curiosity, it is what is out there and where did it come from? Questions we may never know the answer to…
    Well done.

  9. Love this! And also with the declassified UFO files coming out in June this is pretty timely! I feel like the universe will always have more questions than answers. The unknown is dark yet alluring! ✨

  10. I’m always curious about those faraway ancient worlds! Great thought- provoker!

  11. you captured the celestial and magical and unfathomable meaning the space offers every single time.

    this is the softest sarcasm –
    of those
    who thought they knew
    how everything

    began.

  12. Yes, the power of dying stars and galaxies afar ignites curiosity in us. I especially like your ending.

    meddling with the minds
    of those
    who thought they knew
    how everything

    began.

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