Maya Hanson

Comet - Poem by Maya Hanson

A courtyard between us
and still her flame
warms my hands
and I’m wrapped in a blanket
next to a blaze
in the middle of the midnight tundra

I break a flower
from its stem,
twist it in my fingers
let it fall

An earth is
not enough,
I need a galaxy
and universes collide
between her eyes

She draws stares
Illuminating a world
made of darkness
Bringing together
a circle of souls
and leaving them with
their breath tangled in their throats

And I tried to find a flower
good enough for her
but it’s twilight and I’m still searching
by the glow of the crescent moon

And I tried to catch a snowflake
that would be suitable to give
but they melt
in the warmth
of her smile

And I tried to find a comet
more beautiful than her
but I could live a thousand lifetimes
and still be gazing at the sky

Topic(s) of this poem: beauty, friendship, love

Comments about Comet by Maya Hanson

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/20/2015 4:37:00 PM)

    An earth is
    not enough,
    I need a galaxy....Very thoughtful and wisely expressive poem shared here. Interesting definitely.10
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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 20, 2015

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