Twisting. I arch over planetary systems.
A sentinel for the suckling stars,
blinking from their dusty ether,
so swamped by vapour I can hardly see.

Their stellar hunger stalks a gaseous eternity
gathering a galactic quilt to scorch themselves.
Soldering souls. Two becomes four, four become

Light withdraws sneaking through the smog
ashamed of its inception.
Dismayed as it perceives its blazing trail.
Caught, once more to be digested.

Infant stars gently drop hot light-breath
onto sooty beds
exposing the slow dawning of
preconceived siblings.

Copyright © 2006, Briony Dennis

Image Credit: T. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF

Briony Dennis comes from Hampshire, England, and is interested in exploring mythology, science and different personas through her poetry. She has a Masters Degree in Critical and Creative Writing from Winchester University and plans to continue towards a PhD with a thesis in the relationship between science and poetry. The poetry of Ted Hughes, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats and Marion Lomax has most influenced her poetic expression. Briony likes to give a reader a journey through an emotional narrative, one which utilizes all the senses of the reader. She has been writing poetry for 12 years.