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Poem: The Unknown

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Digital Painting by Apveku

Digital Painting by Apveku

Within the heavenly bodies when darkness befalls,
The unknown paved its way through the galaxies;
Invisible to the eye and telescopes; Unable to collect light with spectroscopes.

Beneath Polaris and Sirius;
It was distant from a constellation.
The well known transcends the unknown,
For it didn't shine like a gemstone.

Without a name, it was tiny;
Without a face, it was nobody.
But it was amongst the trillions;
Beyond the undiscovered dominion.

Poem Translation

Within the heavenly bodies when darkness befalls,
When it is night time (the time when we normally contemplate) and we realize how there are so many famous people or stars as we normally refer to them.

The unknown paved its way through the galaxies;
Someone who isn't famous progressed through the challenges;

Invisible to the eye and telescopes;
The challenge of being unnoticed despite the opportunities;

Unable to collect light with spectroscopes.
The challenge of not shining despite being noticed.

Beneath Polaris and Sirius;
Polaris and Sirius are two of the famous and brightest stars that have been named so they were used here as examples of people who are well known

It was distant from a constellation.
Constellation is a group of stars and this line refers to a person who is far from being accomplished just like the famous people who have already achieved their dreams.

The well known transcends the unknown,
Someone who is already famous naturally outshines someone who hasn't achieved anything,

For it didn't shine like a gemstone.
This means an unknown person doesn't easily get recognized like a famous person easily does

Without a name, it was tiny;
Without a title, someone feels small

Without a face, it was nobody.
Without being recognized, we feel like a nobody.

But it was amongst the trillions;
But someone who is unknown is just like the trillions of stars without a name yet;

Beyond the undiscovered dominion.
This means that we are nameless or untitled because we haven't discovered our worth yet.

© 2019 Shey Saints

Comments

Shey Saints (author) from Philippines on October 03, 2019:

Thank you, Lorna

Lorna Lamon on October 02, 2019:

What a wonderful poem complete with translation. "Beyond the undiscovered dominion" is so relatable. Great writing.

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