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'cosmogyral' means to twirl around the universe but i'm just caleb.

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December 15, 2020


The original draft of Poem LXII of aottsisfts collection

  When the sun asked, "What is beauty?"
I did not answer,
  But a far more distant star said,
millions of years from now,
"All that isn't"
  And I believe it meant
something beyond our fickle mortal comprehension
  After all, 
the stars speak from the past.
  Yet we worship them always.
And sometimes,
sometimes I am angry
that I'll never know
the answer.
I did not answer a question of the past, I heard the answer in the present, but I did not understand the distant voice which to me, had spoken a riddle.


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  • pluto-

    Okay so I came here just to re-read this and oh my god. This is so, so, SO beautiful I can't get over it! It's absolutely amazing, I don't even know what else to type. WOW.

    9 months ago
  • pluto-

    AMAZING!!! Oh my god, this is fabulous! So simple, so beautiful!

    9 months ago
  • Rose A

    This is so stunning and breathtaking! It's just spectacular! Well done.

    9 months ago
  • Rachaelgrace

    Amazing. Have you heard of George Macdonald? Your writing is kind of like his which is astounding considering he inspired pretty much every fantasy author of the 1900s. Also I love lo-fi too which I just saw in your bio!

    9 months ago
  • Jj101

    Wow this left me speechless. I also asked myself that question awhile back. Thanks for reminding me about it:) And like others said, the footnotes were also very lovely!

    9 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    goodness this is absolutely brilliant. i love the footnotes, as well--they add something to this that is just beautiful. i love this poem, wow... wow. the way you portray the stars is simply amazing! <3

    10 months ago
  • Starlitskies

    This is simply stunning! I love how all the components blend to create a whimsical feel. And by components I mean, how you've played with the science of light, and how dialogue and personification have given life to the stars. I believe your poem is something "that isn't" and hence, in itself, "beauty". And the footnotes? Lovely!

    10 months ago