Anne Blackwood

United States

Theatre kid
Singer (soprano)
Twin (fraternal)
Highly Sensitive Person
Living oxymoron
Kindness Krusader: Blueberry cotton candy
XXFJ, Melancholic-Sanguine, ambivert

Joined 1/16/20

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For everyone who's sat on a tree branch and thought for a while
Or someone who wanted to

Mom to FantasyOtter12, lochnessie, mindfruit, Rohan's Defender, & all
Sis to happy butterfly
birthdaycandles & happygiggles are my apple juice Jesus sisters

Dating Kristoff? He's got a reindeer, a good sense of self... He's got it all.

My profile picture is my "personal crest" I designed and commissioned.

"I was born singing. Most babies cry. I sang an aria."
~ Fairest (book) by Gail Carson Levine

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And pray. That's the only reason I'm free now.

We Saw It Through the ALMA

January 13, 2021



Billions of years ago, a galaxy died,
sending out a burst of light in a final cry of "I was here,

We've only just discovered its glory...
Tragedy witnessed from a distance too vast
to hold.

Still, we try to trace our fingers across the news of such a downfall,
relaying a requiem through the wavelengths of our
little world.

The stars have fallen in on themselves,
yet we keep on living,
feet marching around our raindrop planet;
moving on is easy when you're so far
So I saw an article about how astronomers witnessed a distant galaxy die for the first time, and this poem sort of just... happened.
ALMA stands for Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, and it's the radio telescope that was used to view the galaxy's demise.


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  • January 13, 2021 - 11:01pm (Now Viewing)

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  • Rohan’s Defender (Hiatus)

    Re: ooh! I can’t wait for that day when I get mine off too! But still, I’m happy for you! I’m sure that’s a relief! And thanks! :) Hope you have a great day!

    3 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    re- thanks a lot for recommendations. i'm introducing myself to this new art form. and no i actually listened to Jonatham Bailey's cover of 'if i didn't believe in you.'

    3 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    re: :)

    3 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    ahh it's so intensely lovely. that line: sending out a burst of light in a final cry of "I was here,
    carries so much... raw hope, pain, bittersweetness, just... emotion

    3 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Hiatus)

    Re: YAY ABOUT THE BRACES! Seriously, I bet that’s awesome! I wish I could take mine off... I’ve only had mine a couple months, but I’ve got a wire that’s sticking into the side of my mouth............ so now I get to use nasty saltwater to clean it. *sarcastic* woohoo. But I’m pretty good otherwise. :)

    3 months ago
  • Jj101

    This is amazing!! Every line was just... amazing!!

    3 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Hiatus)

    Wow...... again, you always amaze me, Anne. Wow!
    Re: aw, thank you! How are you doing?

    3 months ago

    GOSH DANG- if there's a astrology poetry contest(I'm sure there is) go enter!!!!!!!!!! "raindrop planet" MWAH "relaying a requiem" MWAH the title MWAH

    3 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    "feet marching around our raindrop planet" ahhh........i can picture everything like a movie!!!! Also Anne have you seen/read 'last five years" play?

    3 months ago