Monday, March 14, 2011

CCXVIII - It is quite large.

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Theme Thursday had a topic of "Space".
Sunday Scribblings had a topic of "Big".
This post is a collision of the two.
It started life as a rondeau but morphed due to rhyming issues.

It is quite large.

There is no doubt, it is quite large
And no-one seems to be in charge
Of this condensed cosmic place,
Hurtling through the depths of space.
They cannot even tell it’s shape,
Donut, disc or endless tape,
And that’s not for want of trying
But, of one thing, there’s no denying,
It is quite large.

In a contrary tale, somewhat taller
The world, I’m told, is getting smaller.
Yes, I’m sceptical, but that ain’t it:
I just wouldn’t want to have to paint it;
It is quite large.

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© 2011 J Cosmo Newbery

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17 comments:

  1. Clever marriage of the two prompts. An enjoyable read!

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  2. Very clever collision of the two topics dear J Cosmo and a really great image you have chosen!

    xoxoxo ♡

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  3. Well you the comparison down pat, that sure is a lot of paint!

    These poems had a really good beat to them.

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  4. This was a pleasure to read! especially aloud :o)

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  5. Is it not being contained within the navel of a cosmic elephant?

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  6. Funny, and well constructed. Thank you.

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  7. Anything which morphs delights me! Google 'Morph+Tony Hart' and you will understand why...ONly last week, I was given a small pack of plasticine with instructions for creating my own Morph -TRUE! I promise. May have to blog evidence soon...
    I will bring my paintbrush and help, should you decide to start painting the world. Loved the ideas in your poem, btw..

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  8. Clever, witty, and a very good read.

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  9. Really clever and LOTS of fun!

    Thanks.

    Meryl
    http://www.departingthetext.blogspot.com

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  10. love the rhymes, well penned.

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  11. Thoughtful piece, and so timely.

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  12. A wonderful marriage of little and large, and you are so right, nobody is in charge!

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  13. i thought folks were already painting the world red though ..
    much havoc is being created all over.

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  14. AnonymousJuly 09, 2011

    why not:)

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