Diane Hine

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

Weightless - Poem by Diane Hine

Floored by a rocket's phenomenal thrust,
fueled by unquenchable space wanderlust,
hydrogen, oxygen liquid combust,
aloft, horizontally fire.
Tangentially aimed, yet Earth's grasp is enthralling,
her curving withdrawal allows for free falling
and inside the capsule, so gracelessly sprawling,
are voyagers of weightless desire.

Comments about Weightless by Diane Hine

  • (8/26/2012 6:23:00 AM)

    Clever piece of wording. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/17/2012 11:03:00 PM)

    If even this desire rudely sprawls, rude sprawling must be in the nature of all desire. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (8/17/2012 10:26:00 PM)

    I like the trajectory of this poem's weighty subject.
    Good write.
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  • (8/15/2012 7:44:00 AM)

    There are so many things that are weightless as the desire. For example the fear and the anxiety of the astronauts. Nice poem! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/15/2012 6:48:00 AM)

    This poem gives the feeling of being propelled into the sky and feeling weightless as a bird on flight! (not the graceless weightlessness of an astronaut!) An amazing poem! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (8/15/2012 6:30:00 AM)

    Great write Diane - maybe Ill go on that flight with Danny some day! ! (Report) Reply

  • (8/15/2012 5:58:00 AM)

    Danny is right - good one! (Report) Reply

  • (8/15/2012 4:19:00 AM)

    To feel weightless would be brilliant and also a bit scary, nice write. Have to save up for a Virgin Gallactic flight. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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