Saturday, February 13, 2010

Marriage of Earth and Antares

A speculative love poem for Valentine's Day:

Marriage of Earth and Antares

Fallen star
Two worlds meet
When human greets Antaran
In a meld of minds
And hearts

Soft trills
Speak to my soul
With far deeper understanding
Than mere words
Ever could

Bug eyes
Blazing with knowledge
Of the secrets of the cosmos
Look into my own

Shaggy fur
Glows in the dark
In tune with her emotions
And keeps us warm
At night

Some think
She's only my pet
I smile at their ignorance
Knowing she's truly
My mate

Copyright © 2008 Richard H. Fay

(Originally published in Sounds of the Night Issue 2, February 2008)

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