Thursday, April 15, 2010

Columbia In The Air

A moment in time...

Columbia In The Air

Things come apart now
hear the rattle and crashing
shriek of hull rending
while my pilot cries
and the others stare amazed
at the glow around
us, the bright deep blue
appearing in widening cracks.

We watch as time ends.

May 10, 2009 10:41 AM


  1. And what a moment it was. Last line gets me. Ends for one, begins for another. We just never know when.

  2. It's unsettling to think about the event from a shuttle's-eye-view, how terrifying yet stunning it must have been at the same time. Your portrayal touches with the perfect weight on each, I think...

  3. Makes me want to be there,as a spectator only, of course. Exciting and scary at the same time. Maybe I'll wait for the movie. Very good words.

  4. Annie, yes. Beginnings are closely allied with endings.

    Joseph, yes, it is the right place to view from, I think.

    Anthony, that's precisely why I wrote the poem, trying to see it.

  5. Very interesting post, I feel completelly identified with most of the things you said, let me add a quote you might find interesting regarding the ending of your post: we should exit our self to find who we are


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