Saturday, April 22, 2017

DAY # 20: Unfinished Business - Mars


Mars
a planetary poem by MeteorMags

you and i have unfinished business.
you taught me destruction
a skill for leaving trails
of unmarked graves and broken spears.

your path leads nowhere but down.
stone is your only element.
you bask in the sun for millennia
and only learn what it means to burn.

you serve neither love nor justice
but conquest as its own reward
its prize a thread of wounds and ash.

what words could you offer for redemption?
how dare you speak them
over the eulogy of rain
and falling earth?

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Poems can be submitted at the drop boxes on LEA 4, or by emailing them to caledoniaskytower at g mail (dot) com.

Friday, April 21, 2017

DAY #19: And May They No Longer Study War - Mars


Mars, Bringer of War
by Michael Romani

Encamped on the edge of apostasy
In a reliance on outdated astrology
There is a cobbled together prophecy
That hints at man's crimson inclinations
Toward a warlike sense of hircosity
Found foremost in war between nations

Beyond these planets with a time and word
Is the instinctual feeling bound to be stirred
That that crassest of all of these emotions
Is this warlike bellicosity filled with motion
Unconventional meter and blatant dissonance
Are the mood picture establishing distance

The distance meant to keep peace between men
Men who cannot help but to fall into mortal sin
Sins that rule our lives; sins such as the danger
Of allowing ourselves to fall to uncontrolled anger
The rocky torment of this sonic torment of revelation
Only hints at man's possible and final annihilation

(c) April 20, 2017 Michael Romani

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Poems can be submitted at the drop boxes on LEA 4, or by emailing them to caledoniaskytower at g mail (dot) com.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

DAY #18: Both Sides of The Magician - Uranus


Uranus
a planetary poem
by MeteorMags

One side lies in darkness
never seeing light.
One side burns eternal day
to never see the night.

Celestial protogenitor,
Holst called you the Magician
whose wand bridges Earth and Heaven
to bring Idea to life.

Crowley called you Genius
but he knew the other side:
the pole unknown by light
descends to madness.

Without love, she turns to cruelty.
Thwarted, she seeks vengeance
like the Furies spawned from your blood
falling on the Earth.

But your blood on the waves birthed Beauty
who tempered the Furies,
turned them from their merciless mission
and made them protectors of her realm.

Thus, we know you are of two minds,
Uranus, Varuna, your coiled serpent rises.
Your first children were monsters.
Let us remember love, lest we become them.

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Poems can be submitted at the drop boxes on LEA 4, or by emailing them to caledoniaskytower at g mail (dot) com.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

DAY #17: Seeking Meaning Beyond ~ Neptune

Another great planetary poem from MeteorMags.  The intrepid Mags has sailed to all the open planets so far. Have you?




Neptune
By MeteorMags

you wait when light abandons you
to a frozen ammonia tempest.
forgiveness lives here
no more.

what becomes the sea without the sun?
what tide is borne without the moon
to bear it?

silent you drifted for centuries
while after you dreams dared not venture
and no one sang at all.

holst named you the mystic
but what knowledge awaits
your desolation?

the astronomer forsakes the city
for the unlit barrens
to see farther

past the realm of noise and mirth
and the din of blinding light
distraction.

busy with nothing
he discovers
what lies
beyond.


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Poems can be submitted at the drop boxes on LEA 4, or by emailing them to caledoniaskytower at g mail (dot) com.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DAY # 16: A First Look at Mars

Our newly opened Mars has its first poem today.





Soldiers of Stone
by Evelyn Held

I don't know what I expected -
carnage, bodies, blood.
The awful refuse of
righteousness marching
emboldened, confident.

I imagine them now -
all alike, yet different.
row upon martial row
intended to overwhelm,
subdue, awe-strike.

What tribute, thou Mars,
God of this devastation -
this relentless harvest
of tramping generations

What price you exact
of the earthbound ones
incapable of controlling
anger, greed, revenge.

I don't know what I expected -
not this emptiness.
This bleak silence,
a terror-filled void
with only stone soldiers.

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Poems can be submitted at the drop boxes on LEA 4, or by emailing them to caledoniaskytower at g mail (dot) com.

Monday, April 17, 2017

DAY #15: Invocation to Saturn ~ Keeping it Simple

Welcome to another week of poetry!



Saturn, the bringer of old age
By Aquiel Aero

ring-ed wonder
age-ed planet
with an ocean-world moon
that may have brought forth life.
Hide your mysteries no more, Enceladus.
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Poems can be submitted at the drop boxes on LEA 4, or by emailing them to caledoniaskytower at g mail (dot) com.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

DAY #14: The Elusive Magician ~ Uranus

GOOD NEWS!  Mars has opened at LEA 4.  Stop by to see the newest planet, and be sure to listen to the music as you march over the brink to see what Mars has in store for you!



To Uranus, the Magician
by Caledonia Skytower

I look for you in the swirl
light, ethereal essence,
a constant churn of echoes,
lessons vaguely remembered.

The brightness obscures
the deeper purpose.
the motion hides steps
leading to surety.

Yet I remember the scent
aftershave of antique charm,
the disarming glint of
humorous hazel eyes.

You left before goodbyes
could connect the edges
left by your loss, a whorl,
coiling, bewitching.

Looking through the haze
of memory and divination
I hear your voice speak,
the word that is my name.

The child me runs
little heeding the conjury,
desperate for the enchantment
of your joyous embrace.

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Poems can be submitted at the drop boxes on LEA 4, or by emailing them to caledoniaskytower at g mail (dot) com.