Two Trillion Years Hence
Dark Energy blooms in Dark Matter webs
and gently tears its sheets and ropes asunder.
Stars cling like tracers of luminous dust
to Gravity guarded knots and broken threads.
New stars still ignite two trillion years hence.
Perhaps life will thrive in some supercluster
that coalesced before last links were cut.
If so, their galaxy will be immense
yet finite. It will be their whole universe.
No other lights. Not even gamma rays
could race those expanding voids. Any search
for galaxies beyond their own would fail.
The universe will never reveal its birth
to them. They can only speculate.
Told you so, grins
Space on speed redshifts stars.
Astronomers - seers?
Yet it’s true, Dark
Diane Hine's Other Poems
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
Syllable sequence is 1,2,3,4,5,6,5,4,3,2,1
Lines 1,2,10 and 11 are repeated in line 6
(Return Hexatina Refrain?)
Comments about this poem (Two Trillion Years Hence by Diane Hine )
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941)
(13 January 1957)
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
(1207 - 1273)
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
Naomi Shihab Nye
(12 March 1952)
(August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971)
- A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
- The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
- Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
- Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
- If, Rudyard Kipling
- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
- Invictus, William Ernest Henley
- Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
- Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
Poem of the Day
- Eyes of Genesis, Merton Lee
- Haiku Concert At Day Break, Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
- Sending All My Love, Michael P. McParland
- Saved, Michael P. McParland
- What Does It Matter, Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
- Villanelle: Wander not into a land where.., T (no first name) Wignesan
- He Has Always Been Inside Us, Merton Lee
- Rock Hard Passion, Michael P. McParland
- Right Now, Michael P. McParland
- Love will find me, Lilly Emerson Brayfield