Poetry Reading – “Drifting, Dancing”

Originally published March 13, 2018.

“Drifting, Dancing” – Recorded 1/25/2021 – Auroraboros – Objects, and the Distance Between Them

The original piece is below for reference, and can be found in its entirety at https://objectsanddistance.com/2018/03/13/drifting-dancing/

She moves with grace and serene beauty
a veritable maelstrom of light and color
drifting through
the vast and empty darkness
her swirling dress of stars flowing elegantly behind
“do you see me now?”
she whispers softly

He saw her long, long ago
but everything moves so slowly
in this, the void
patience and time
finally within earshot
“may I?”
he offers his hand

They spin for ages
each rotation
profoundly shifting the very space around them
in each other’s burning eyes
drawn ever closer
until the day
that two
become one

Inspiration image credit:

Arp 256 is a stunning system of two spiral galaxies, about 350 million light-years away, in an early stage of merging. The image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, displays two galaxies with strongly distorted shapes and an astonishing number of blue knots of star formation that look like exploding fireworks. The star formation was triggered by the close interaction between the two galaxies. This image was taken by Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) and the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3). It is a new version of an image already released in 2008 that was part a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken for Hubble’s 18th anniversary.

ESA/Hubble, NASA

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