Egal Bohen

Rookie - 40 Points (Earth)

The Universe Fire - Poem by Egal Bohen

Same world, same light
Turning smoothly day to night
Cruising silent round the sun
Since conception she has done
In the hot and empty space
Within her skin, so very thin
Moves onward planet Earth
With grace
Her atmosphere
Her saving face
With sheer disdain to hurl herself
Upon the seething comet belts
Where meteors shall meet their death
Deep within Earth’s gaseous breath
Plunging onward
Cloud and sea
Spinning round so evenly
Inertia that would make you scream
It’s mass so mighty it will bring

Yet picture this and we will see
As far as we all tend to see
The truth of where we live, we are told
Upon this Earth, so very old
Yet few of us have seen it so
Yet we believe
As if we know

So why then should we not believe
In all those things we have not seen?

For, never to have gazed upon
A sphere in orbit round a sun
That is no bar to truth it seems
So why deny our origins?

Andromeda or Orions Belt
Where stars are born
Planets melt
Where atoms into atoms smash
Where life is kindled
In a flash
And chemistry
Is King

It is to this we should aspire
Our heritage
The Universe Fire
Remind ourselves just what we are
Created from
The stuff of stars
Expand our minds to the bigger place
Where we all began
The Human Race

………….Outer Space!

Comments about The Universe Fire by Egal Bohen

  • (12/26/2007 11:51:00 AM)

    I love your poetry, so inspiring, poetic...So much love to Earth. Thanks, Thanks, Thanks! (Report) Reply

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  • Ernestine Northover (10/2/2005 10:53:00 AM)

    Brilliant! Brilliant! Very earth moving. Sincerely Ernestine (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 22, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 7, 2011

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