above & beyond

Lillian at dVerse Poets invites us to “look up” and marvel at pictures from Hubble Space Telescope…

Artist's concept of exoplanet orbiting Fomalhaut

Credit: ESA, NASA and L. Calçada (ESO); ESA/Hubble


You, who spins
planets in place
calls stars by name
speaks light into
hot existence

You, whose wisdom
births bright galaxies
weighs gravity’s laws
measures our time
expands space

You alone are
worthy of worship

we, who spin
on watery planet
stare at your stars
depend on light
of dying sun

we, whose
reflects your image
yet live limited by
gravity, time, space

we bow in awe at
Your cosmic beauty!



8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Al
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 11:44:46

    Beautiful poem!


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 10:44:41

    This is a prayer really love it.


  3. lillian
    Nov 09, 2017 @ 08:31:42

    Beautiful! I especially love the first stanza — it sets up the message well! So glad you participated! And oh my yes….the cosmic beauty in the Hubble images is simply incredulous!


  4. awisewomansjourney
    Nov 08, 2017 @ 17:24:43

    “we bow in awe at Your cosmic beauty” – Amen! Also, I love “a poem in my pocket”


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