NGC-6357 Cosmic Winter Wonderland, NASA.Gov

Poem by  Bircan ÜNVER
Put your head up
Open your eyes to
The boundlessness of your heart
    in the Cosmos
Just listen to the absolute silence
Then your heart will speak with the Cosmos
And, the Cosmos back to you… 

A sudden realization…

I’m a child of the Cosmos

Endless blueness in the sky,

            I am your child

Like cotton mountains in white clouds

And with hallow transparent curtains of Earth

With its blue oceans, mountains, green valleys,

            desert and ice-lands,

            or just a “pale blue planet

As all is ONE PLANET

Slowly and steadily

Floating and floating forever

…until the end of all times…

…OUR Times…

Although we are a part of the Sun star system

Yet, if there is a dividing border

Contributes to a sort of isolation from the Cosmos

    to polarization and segregation us on Earth

What will alter all artificially created

    millennia-long fear in us?

I’ve moved far away from that fear a long time ago… 

By now, I am speaking with all things

            where I came from-and-belong to:

            I am also a child of the Sun, sunrays,

            With endless of shimmering stars and comets…

Dialog continues with the Cosmos…

In each speck of my cell and

            all people on the Planet Earth

Conveying all of your elements

You are here not only through us

    but in billion forms in all things exist

And, helping us to survive for several thousand years

            towards advancing and maturing of us…

Therefore, “I” is for WE…


And, WE are all “YOU”, the children of Cosmos

Disclosure: The initial draft of the above poem was written in Turkish on September 2, 1998. Recently, by the influence of “The Knowledge of the Forever Time” documentary film by Damon T. Berry, it is translated and expanded into English based on the first three-stanza of the initial one.

@Bircan Ünver, January 1, 2019. This poem is a joint publication for TurkishLibrary.Us and Yerelce.WordPress.Com.

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