The Singing Solar System

March 29th, 2009 | Posted by paul in Uncategorized

Below is a beautiful poem written by a 10 year old named Robert Chan, who is the Shasta Bioregion (California) Prize Winner in Poetry for Elementary Schools.

I am the ragged obsidian solar flare
that flies in the bright red sky.
I am the steaming hot spiky crimson
seaweed that soars by my
glowing star hands.
I am the atom floating
in the DNA strip
giggling in the brown nucleus,
shining bright smiles the plant cell,
floating in red orange fluid,
dancing happily in the narrow
parallel segment vein,
sprinting across the American seaweed,
opening a door to the earth,
spinning in the singing solar system,
twisting in silky ways,
jogging by the Milky Way,
and trying to circle the dark red universe.

Source: River Of Words.

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