The strange cosmic siblings


4.6 billion years ago

Amidst a disc of gas, dust and rocky bodies, the infant sun is born

Over time, out of the chaos orbs of planets are formed

One of them- Theia, comes charging towards the young earth with a gigantic impact

Resulting in a swirling molten bright mess of magma rain clouds- synestia

Glowing as bright as the sun does today.

This hail of fiery synestia spins until from the depths emerge

Two young siblings.

One came alive and the other found its purpose in nurturing that life

Earth- the blue jewel teeming with life, moon- the silver white jewel glowing with tranquility;

A labyrinth of secrets breathing life into our planet,

A mystic guardian angel that fondly graces the night sky

Whispering stories every single day,

Holds the earth in a cosmic embrace, millennia after millennia

Together tracing a delicate dance around the sun-

The sun that turns into an angry red giant billions of years later

Driving the blue sibling to pull her silver white one into a closer embrace

Until it is torn apart in a catastrophic explosion

An explosion so devastating…

That what remains is a ring of fire around the earth,

 A phenomenal sight that soon turns terrifying as the moon, now an inferno ring reaches earth,

And it happens once again-

The cosmic twins that were born together but separated at birth

Are united.

The moon’s presence gave life and eventually its presence destroys that life.

This strange dynamic, the twins now one- is a different world,

A new creation holding timeless history-

A history of violence and tranquility and the balance in between

Suspended in the endless expanse- waiting for its beginning once again.

The formation of the moon is one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in planetary science, especially because of how similar its composition is to that of the earth. This poem is inspired by the synestia theory, the most recent and plausible theory of how the moon came to be and what its future may hold.

Listen to this poem by clicking below!

This post is part of Blogchatter Half Marathon 

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Matheikal says:

    Your poetry often wanders among galaxies. Quite a cosmic mind, I think.


    1. Leha says:

      Thank you, yes I do love everything space!


  2. ritecontent says:

    This is a terrific piece of work Leha. I love the audio attached with a melodious rendition of your work too! it’s the cherry on the cake!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Leha says:

      Thank you Brinda, your feedback made my day 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Suchita says:

    I tried to sing in it in the same way like the opening of The Big Bang Theory but then it turned so magical and reminded me of Cosmos. Loved the image as well.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Leha says:

      The Big Bang Theory ❤ Thanks Suchita. Pandemic side effects- Am watching too many space shows 😛

      Liked by 1 person

  4. pratikshya2 says:

    such interesting space poetry..

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