Diane Hine

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

Wrapping Up The Proterozoic - Poem by Diane Hine

EON PROTEROZOIC (sijo)
Empires Of Nobility, Prokaryotic Rulers.
Oxygenated Transitory Eukaryotic Relics.
Obliterated Zooids Of Icy Cryogenation.


PALEO-PROTEROZOIC (haiku)
One billion years.
Apart from catastrophe,
not a lot happened.

MESO-PROTEROZOIC (tanka)
Life-forms discovered
Sexual Reproduction.
The Earth moved below.
Colliding tectonic plates
created Rodinia.

NEO-PROTEROZOIC
Nebulous
Ed iacaran
Organisms.
Proto-animal
Rarities.
Otherworldly
Terrestrial
E nigmas.

Random
Outcast
Zoolites
O f
Inimitable
Creation.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Paleo-Proterozoic 2.5 billion years ago-1.6 billion years ago
Meso-Proterozoic 1.6 billion years ago-1.0 billion years ago
Neo-Proterozoic 1.0 billion years ago- 542 million years ago

Comments about Wrapping Up The Proterozoic by Diane Hine

  • Bri Edwards (11/20/2012 2:59:00 PM)


    i don't see any EON (no hyphen; did you mean that?) PROTEROZOIC listed in your notes, nor do i see anything in parentheses after NEO-PROTEROZOIC. these may not be mistakes; i certainly don't know! the poem is perhaps too scientific / deep / full-of-words-i-don't-recognize for me to enjoy very much. but thanks for the offering. p.s. re a comment below.......i don't think there will be people around (not on earth anyway) in another million of years. or so the news makes things sound. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/23/2012 11:52:00 PM)


    fossilized microorganisms may speak thousand of words about the way that these had lived, but how are we going to keep this world out of man made danger for the people who will live in another million of years later Nice poem! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (8/21/2012 2:49:00 PM)


    GI think Tolkien may have had Rodinia in mind when he conceived of Middle Earth - fascinating write. (Report) Reply

  • (8/21/2012 7:28:00 AM)


    Not a Precambrian rhyme in sight and yet the seeds of life germinate in a changing world. Opportunities taken and mutations capitalized against all odds in free form to imbue the essence, the unquenchable line of continuous energy which is life, transferred, troubled but delightfully sustained and indefatigable. Thankfully. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 21, 2012


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