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Sonnets of the Sun – I





Sonnets of the Sun – I


Dark corpses orbit in the spaces where

The nebula births dim young fledgling stars;

Decaying ghoulish dances ending there,

And consummation ripping them apart.


Their littered neutron carcasses transmuting,

Decaying hot with new born gamma rays,

Toxic heavy isotopes commuting,

Infecting stellar wombs with their malaise.


The taint of death is on an embryo,

A nascent star collapsing as it spins,

A spiral disk condensing starts to snow,

A dance of tiny worldlets then begins.


A grave-born life-world’s journey lies ahead,

Fuelled by ghosts of neutron-stars long dead.