The Hourglass Nebula


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Comes the last allusion, now the final verse.
Rhythm rhyme and metre, the poem right up close.
Below’s the ending couplet, proceed along the row
One last word, two consonants divided by an o.
Run past the concluding upright, a prop
farewelled by some circle, a blot, a dot.

from which the mighty all
teeming, complex,
burgeoning, illusory
in a finely divided instant
is smeared on an inflating
balloon blown by
a small god

Image ESA/HubbleRaghvendra Sahai and John Trauger (JPL), the WFPC2 science team, and NASA/ESA  Reposted for dverse, the poets’ pub where Lillian is hosting and has asked us to ‘look up’ to some of the remarkable Hubble telescope images. And here’s Paul Dempsey covering Wilco’s Jesus etc – ‘each star is a setting a sun’ (yes, it’s the Male Toilets, The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, June 16th 2013.)

8 thoughts on “Hyperbole

  1. Very enjoyable, Peter. Really like the abrupt change in pace, the big bang, coupled with the change from poetic introspection to the universal view. For me, it’s a kind of sudden hopefulness, maybe how I see your teeming complexity. 😃


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