Diane Hine

Silver Star - 4,143 Points (25 July 1956)

Sonnet: Transcendental - Poem by Diane Hine

T he aliens appeared from some odd space
R esplendently from nowhere legerdemain.
A much enhanced adroit immortal race
N o longer plagued by wretchedness or pain.
S erene observers here to watch the play-
‘C haotic Earth', a tragedy by ‘Chance'.
E ntranced, they ached in some forgotten way
N egated by their consummate advance.
D o we detect a wistful backward gaze
E scapes their ideal eyes in last ‘goodbyes'?
N o mere immortal knows the way we blaze,
T ranscendent passions are the mortal's prize.
A mid the fear of loss, pure joy is found,
L ove's paradox to which all life is bound.

Comments about Sonnet: Transcendental by Diane Hine

  • (4/23/2012 12:14:00 AM)

    Skillful, provocative work, throughout!
    Plentiful food for (transcendental) thought!

    Poor, pathetic immortals, boohoo,
    can't have the kind of fun we do!
    Mortals love to live though they die...
    To live forever is to live a lie! : ])

    P.S. Sorry for the silly doggerel, but I do greatly admire this poem of yours!
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  • Neela Nath Das (4/21/2012 9:15:00 PM)

    I'm obsessed., can't leave the musical effect of this piece. (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2012 7:54:00 PM)

    I'd like to be in that Queue, a continuum of immortal omniscient sentience that remained tethered by commonality to all life by its essence and yet innately desires transcendence as so many scientific and philosophical writers desire. However, with no proof other than the growing wealth of knowledge attained and hunger in the infinite and exponential complexity of unanswered questions that this delivers. May transcendence achieve omnipotence with a wisdom within an expanding and consuming void that contains the clarity and harmony of meditation. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (4/20/2012 12:55:00 PM)

    A transcendent piece - quite something. (Report) Reply

  • Sharad Juneja (4/20/2012 4:46:00 AM)

    If i say u r the most versatile poet in the history of poetry i may not be wrong..... i wish i can have ur right hemisphere.... n give a kiss to it.... :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 20, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 20, 2012

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