Across the Sky

Across the Sky

(A Rondeau on the Perseid Meteor Shower)



Silver streaks across the sky, fly tonight.

High arcing trace of arrows burn in flight.

Stark against dark canvas painted with stars,

Earth’s finest celestial repertoires,

Perseid shower, spectacular sight.

Glowing meteors shooting left and right

Dazzles and flowers with cosmic delight.

These sights can transfix even Kings and Tsars,

Silver streaks across the sky.

Comet debris tail that flashes so bright,

Creates conditions that truly excite.

They light the night on this planet of ours,

Eternal envoys, cosmic Avatars.

Night becomes bright when these dust mites ignite.

Silver streaks across the sky.


Author Notes Last night, August 11, 2013 was a fabulous celestial event. The Perseid Meteor Shower visible with the naked eye from 10:00PM until 4:00AM, where hundreds of shooting stars filled the sky. A dazzling display. The event is caused by the Earth traveling across the dust trail of the comet Swift-Tuttle. Earth crosses the dust trail of this comet once a year in August. Perseid is named after the sons of Perseus, known in Greek mythology as a god to have married the goddess Andromeda and fathered 7 sons and two daughters.

This poem is a Rondeau.

A rondeau is a fixed form of poetry. It is often used in light or witty poems. It often has fifteen octo – or decasyllabic lines with three stanzas. It usually only has two rhymes used in the poem.  A word or words from the first part of the first line are used as a refrain ending the second and third stanzas.

The rhyme scheme is aabba aabR aabbaR.

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