Stardust Memories (villanelle)

By dwells

The angels fell like falcons from the sky
An omen Mars would come to understand
A deadly dive as silent as a sigh

The fairest of the seraphim comply
On cities of the planet, plunged as planned
The angels fell like falcons from the sky

A deluge did the holy hosts supply
As hammer blows they pummeled every land
A deadly dive as silent as a sigh

The mountains graveled with a cracking cry
The sun extinguished by a mighty hand
The angels brought the God they dared deny

Then deepest oceans drained to bottoms dry
While all were flayed by whirlwinds on the sand
A wounded world became the last to die

That mighty hand did swat it as a fly
Across the cosmos shattered fragments fanned
And still they fall like falcons from the sky
As shooting stars – we make a wish, and sigh

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Copyright 2017 dwells
Published on Thursday, February 23, 2017.     Filed under: "Fantasy" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

Past, present, or future maybe? One of my favorite vils - cheers!
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  • Cassette On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Cassette (1261)By person wrote:

    that first line. oh, my. what a hook.

  • Purposelessness On Thursday, February 23, 2017, Purposelessness (134)By person wrote:

    So powerful, an epic scene. I'd watch that movie a thousand times. Also well written, it glides all the way through.

  • Jerry stiles On Thursday, February 23, 2017, Jerry stiles (314)By person wrote:

    Great poem,,reminds me of when Satan and his buddies got kicked out of heaven,,

  • A former member wrote: Masterfully forged, d. I wish you could give lessons on how to create these. You definitely seem to have become the Swami of this form. Every time I try to write a villanelle myself, all my lines become as tangled as a bird nested fishing reel. Well done, master poet!

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