Friday, January 19, 2007

Celestial Routine

It hangs in the sky, its tail blazing in static silence
Here in still life
There in vacuum roar
Here a spot of light in the sunset sky with a dusty fan upward splayed
There a colossal furnace where the gods go their swords to forge
And there a big fish in an pond of infinite dimension, a passing fad for superstition loadstone portent the second coming on primetime news
Under the dome we stare for moments transfixed; streetlights glare to obscure; trying to be impressed by the mental translation in scale and awe; then turning to the sound of televisual hands boney beckoning; return to what is real; to ennui’s immediate requirements.
The mind reluctant to contemplate movement of cosmic insignificance.

Inspired by the sighting of Comet 2006 P1 (McNaught) in the SW evening sky.

Comet McNaught as seen from Hokio Beach, Levin, New Zealand. Jan 17 2007. Photographer Trevor Heath.


jams o donnell said...

Now that is a photo I would like to have taken (but probably never will) Pisces

Pisces Iscariot said...

Me too - unfortunately I don't have a big enough zoom so had to use somebody else's photo :|

red-dirt-girl said...

Now that's the kind of stardust I'd like sprinkled in my eyes.......

Trev Heath said...

You used MY photo actually pisces iscariot but you're welcome to have anyway...and I also appreciate it being attributed to myself.Cheers from NZ

Trev Heath said...

Hey thanks for linking my name to my homepage also..they have been doing some changes within the site so you might want to update the address to the following as curently you'll get a 404 error
Cheers from beautiful New Zealand :-)

Trev Heath said...

Forget that last comment...I didn't realise I had actually updated the address myself!