Posts tagged ‘Science Fiction’

05/02/2013

2001: A Space Odyssey

 

The universe begins in light.

We clutch its bones, we twist and sway.

For us the sterile void of space,

Is all there is and all to be.

 

The emptiness within, without,

Is spinning, weightless, wordless, bleak,

A hollow home to hold our heads,

And birth our dreams, and leave our dead.

 

We step beyond the body’s shell,

Traverse the glimmered track of stars.

We trace our possibilities,

And raise our heads in wonderment.

 

We walk the stepping stones and sparks,

And drift forever through the dark.

 

 

response to the film and novel 2001: A Space Odyssey

 

30/01/2013

Solaris

 

Above these tides of dreams and life,

Where birth is but a breath from death,

And all the fears you thought you’d fled,

Can gather round to smooth your brow.

 

Above them – can we say above? –

They flow, they ooze, they doubt, they prove,

A conscious flood of yesterdays.

What made you strong – that quivered lip?

 

That toy you held, because because you knew

It couldn’t last? You gripped it tight.

The love you held as if they’d leave

A note for you, and nothing more?

 

The tides keep rising from your past:

On each remembered kiss there’s blood.

 

response to the films and novel “Solaris”.