Monday, 25 February 2019

POEMS FOR THE PLANET - The Children of Sirius

The Children of Sirius

Our world is warming,
Weeping glaciers, 
Into burning seas. 

Witnesses to our Genesis: 
Our brethren whales, flee,
Charting colder waters.

Our origins of creation in whale-songs,
Beginning with volcanoes, 
We shall be Navigators again. 

Our golden myths and legends,
Sink in rising warning tides,
Under the light of Sirius.

© James Schwartz

James is a poet, slam performer, writer and author of four poetry collections including "The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America" and most recently "Punatic" (Writing Knights Press).