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The Sun

by Drew Dillenger



the sun
incandescent sphere
permanent explosion
its core
pouring itself out for us
to a hamlet of planets
asteroids and comets
human trajectory
unfolds in this orbit
between wandering stars
and the invincible Sun
imagine when the heart of the Sun
goes supernova
instantly swallowing the distance
between us
the wet earth
a single tear
will finally merge with your fiery body
I've felt your heart beat
since the universe was plasma
ancient always new perpetual dawning
horizon of light
and arcing shadow
string of days and nights
primeval rhythm
the sky and the earth are lovers
who've been forced apart
earth yearns for the sky
clouds long to kiss ocean
mountains rise up with desire
Himalaya, Appalachia, Sierra, Shasta, Fuji, Kenya, Denali
the cosmos: a journey
the universe: longing
each human: a body of water
sunlight enters a drop of water
and disperses
into colors, sunlight
enters planet earth and species blossom
sacred secret
granite, sequoia, redwood, oak
salamander, condor, beetle
radiant Sun
earth your disciple
apostle with strange powers
to manifest the mystery
the changing moon: a triple goddess
silver bow of Artemis
full moon becomes
the goddess of the dark
among souls of the dead
announced by howling dogs
she dwells on tombs
and lonely places where two roads
every prophet
must make peace
with death
a sacred secret
imagine when your heart
goes supernova
blazing matter extending across 93 million
the wet earth
a singe tear
will finally merge with your fiery body
golden light in cobalt sky
illumination of spaciousness
blue like Krishna's blue body
blue like the cosmos


About the Author


Drew Dellinger is a spoken word poet, professor, writer, activist and founder of Poets for Global Justice. He has inspired minds and hearts at hundreds of events in many countries, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, activism, democracy and compassion. He has spoken and performed at numerous conferences--including Bioneers, the Green Festival and The Dream Reborn--as well as colleges, poetry venues, protests and places of worship. Dellinger has shared podiums and stages with luminaries such as Alice Walker, Cornel West,& Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,& Danny Glover, Ani Difranco, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Eve Ensler, Chuck D, Paul Hawken, Van Jones and many others. www.drewdellinger.org





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