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The Music of the Spheres: A sonnet about the end of the world
Posted by Douglas, May 5, 2008. 2203 views. ID = 1255

The Music of the Spheres

Posted by Douglas, May 5, 2008. 2203 views. ID = 1255
This post was written in 24 minutes.
Quatrain #1: the skies
Quatrain #2: the mountains
Quatrain #3: the people
Couplet: Dissonance
This post has been awarded 16 stars by 4 readers.

Behold! The darkened skies where stars once shone,
And sunlight cast its joyous warming gaze;
See how the moon is hurled from nighttime throne,
No more to cheer the night with mirrored rays.
Behold! The mountain crags and high plateaus
That once imposed themselves on distant clouds;
See granite kings, imposing silent rows,
Brought low o'er all the earth, a deathly shroud.
Behold! The frightened people in the night,
Who plead for falling mountain rocks to slay,
Yet death eludes and hides himself for spite -
A demon cat who toys with helpless prey.
So light gives way to dark and hopes to fears,
As discord fills the music of the spheres.

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This post is part of a writing prompt: This Is the Way the World Ends
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Comments


Laura
May 6, 2008
Quite excellently majestic - me likes :-) It sounds Psalm-like...
   ~Posted by Laura, May 6, 2008



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