Is it from the velvet
resonance of whale song
or the dark timbre of wolves
howling vibratos to other selves?
The Earth has a song,
All the planets do –
You can listen on the NASA website,
To those far-distant melodies
Messengers, ringing out through
Dead-space, caught in the
Tendrils of life, The Earth,
A nightingale among the stars
All whirling and booming a light-song
Refracted, detected, recorded.
Magnetic blooms holding them fast
Light-waves their lines of gravity,
Heartbeats in an ocean of time
Sailing against the void.
On screen, I watched the trace and track
Of a particle deep underground
From that 26 mile bunker in a borderland,
A faint luminescence.
Then looked outside at the night
And thought of you.
by Jean Gillespie
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