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Friday, 29 April 2011

The End


This is the end,
the end of time, the end
of one expanding universe,
the end as it will be
for any closed creation.
See the light! Take note. No more
is it redshifted. All implodes,
expansion done
phase 2 in place
the universe now
recollapsing on itself,
its journey done.
All stars and planets,
galaxies and constellations,
all of us
in one mad rush
towards extinction
and that final
bigger bang.

The image was provided by Magpie Tales for this week's prompt.

Closed universes etc See here

18 comments:

Windsmoke. said...

This doomsday poem flowed along at a cracking pace from start to finish :-).

Sailor said...

The End of the world the beginning of everything.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Thought provoking - I wonder if everything will start again? - I wonder if there's any place to escape?

anthonynorth said...

Great take on the Big Bang, ad infinitum.

TechnoBabe said...

Package this poem with your picture in a container to be found a thousand years from now on another planet.

Southwest Arkie said...

"Mad rush towards extinction" I love your take on the prompt!

lucychili said...

i feel like we are in a mad rush for extinction without even waiting for the stars to catch up

The Weaver of Grass said...

This looks more like an exploding mille feuille paper-weight to me Dave - hope so as I don't want the end just yet.

flaubert said...

Dave, I fear there may be some truth to this. Love the ending:)

Pamela

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Great the feeling of this rushing, the bigger bang reminds me though of the much worse"wimper" of the end of "The Hollow Men" which is a scenario that unfortunately can't be discarded!
Let's continue to wish for a bang anyway.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Wonderful take - but I hope it is not in my lifetime!

Again, beautifully composed.

Anna :o]

Liz said...

I love "the bigger bang" for we do not know what it shall bring.

Isabel Doyle said...

and after the gnab gib ... what dreams may come? fabulous ideas woven through your poem Mr King

Dave King said...

Windsmoke
Thanks for that.

Sailor
Absolutely!

SweetTalkingGuy
I believe it depends on whether the universe is an open one, a closed one or something in between!

anthonynorth
There's a thought!

TechnoBabe
And there's another thought! ( I thank you for it.)

Southwest Arkie
Hi, welcome to my blog, and many thanks for stopping by to comment.

lucychili
I think you could be right - doesn't bear thinking about, though, does it?

The Weaver of Grass
Dash, you spotted it!

Pamela
Not teally a happy one, though!

Tommaso
Mmmm... except, I'm very sympathetic towards The Hollow Men.

HyperCRYPTICal
I join you in that hope - quite optimistically, as it goes.

Liz
Exactly!

Isabel
Dreams? Or nightmares? Thanks whichever.

Isabel Doyle said...

Douglas Adams meets William Shakespeareat the Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Yes we are in a very Stoic mood I think.

Jingle said...

a new beginning has come.
fabulous take on the prompt.

ending is also beginning.
Happy Weekend.

Tumblewords: said...

Phase 2. Interesting scenario and surely it moves at a rapid pace. Nicely posed.

Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

Soon to be a black hole. Nice take on the magpie.