Nothing ever ends

In all endings there is renewal,
The flesh devoured nourishes life,
A flower wilts to feed the soil,
Clouds form then shed into rain,
Stars coalesce in dense black holes,
Bursting forth expelling new worlds,
Just as everything is star dust,
As once it was so again it will be,
The immortality of Ouroboros is creation,
Devoured by the mechanics of the cosmos,
To become the Phoenix eternal return,
Death is the alchemist’s opus,
The crucible’s natural cycle of life,
The chrysalis metamorphose into rebirth,
Nothing ever ends, there is only change.

©2011, Donald Harbour

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7 thoughts on “Nothing ever ends

  1. Ah…a circular take on the prompt…endings that signal the beginning of a new cycle: world without end, Amen. I like the expansive, cosmic, and positive tone of this poem.

    -Nicole

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  2. There is only change. Sums up everything. I’ve just been watching David Attenburgh’s Frozen Planet, about the break-up of the Antarctic sea ice. Changes are coming a bit too rapidly for my liking.

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  3. Nice one. Very thought provoking. I liked, “Death is the alchemist’s opus.” It makes me wonder on the alchemy!

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  4. Stars coalesce in dense black holes,
    Bursting forth expelling new worlds,
    Just as everything is star dust,
    As once it was so again it will be,

    …as it was in the beginning, is now and forever will be. World without end, Amen

    Powerful message, Donald. I really love your poetry. I will share this website with many friends.

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