Nora’s eyes

Nora is three, her gift and curse
large eyes of colour brown.
None understood the words she said,
‘Archer is sad.
Light is not light, but heavy,
that’s why it falls into the sky.’

Born out of Virgo,
silent cloud
none like it ever been,
of substance stranger than is known,
with powers yet unseen.

Towards the archer’s flame it seeks
to feed there what it finds
and while it does
it sheds its weight and grows.

The Sagittarian flame is doomed
despite far distance from the cloud,
this Nora’s eyes could see
as it approached her sign of birth.

Cloud it was none,
more like a sheet,
a thinnest sieve of sorts,
yet objects pass unnoticed
changing none but one.

It feeds the light,
the photon’s weight increased
to slow its path.
The waves cease travel
as if near muddy shores.
All light must fall,
as heavy light is going to be dark.

The beams of light
feed sheet to grow
in size and in dimension.
from sheet to cube it grows
the more it sheds its weight.

Nora begs the archer, ‘shoot,
else it will change your flame’
it gains on speed and size,
and light falls in its wake.

Archer too far, sound far too slow
to ever reach at all,
too weak her voice
left with no choice she weeps
the loosing of her flame.

Sagittarius without red,
Nora’s big eyes turn sad.
‘My pretty archer can not hear,
he’ll loose the colour in his flame.
Turn ‘round and shoot!
Why does he not?
It grows and will come closer.
Perhaps he’s out of arrows.
The light will fall into the sky.’

‘But Nora, dear, how can it be?’
her mother asks the girl.
‘It’s true, Mama, you’ll see.
But when you do
you won’t see me
or anything at all.’

© Heinz Ross

Nora’s eyes


Joined August 2008

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From my book ‘Between Eternities’, as download or paperback.
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