By Jeanette O’Hagan
The fires of countless galaxies
wheel against the dark expanse
in clotted coloured whirls
like Catherine wheels’ mad dance.
And in the deep soundless space
sun roars with warmth and light
As nine planets circle round,
alone the blue-green one, just right.
This marbled ball cradles prolific life
Towering mountains, heaving seas,
verdant forests and grass filled plains;
habitats shaped and honed to please.
And from the smallest microbe
to the grandeur of the blue whale,
life’s complex detail spins
as Great Artificer weaves time’s tale.
Vast space and wild energies
mutely obedient to natural laws
our small minds’ grasp emerging pattern
‘til immense timeless mind gives us pause.
Jeanette O’Hagan c April 2014
First published in Omega Writers Words With Wings April 2014