Celestial Orchestrations

by Scott Utley

I once witnessed

A brilliant platinum galaxy

Abruptly vanish

Into a hovering cloud

Of dense

Erotic black


I saw a stunning world

Hanging on a mid-night sky

Like a black pearl

A world

Just as ravishing

As our very own cobalt orb


Into lava-red flames

Then cease to exist


I was once

A butterfly who loved

To dance in circles

To the beat of the sun


I’'ve been charmed

By the ruby-red eyes

Of dusk’s

Swollen sky




I’'ve been hypnotized

By defiant stars

Pelting Hercules’ sky

Over an Aegean Sea


An infant

Opens her eyes

For the very first time

And the Universe is born

Once again



Every face

Is the face of God

The lovely face of God




Have I ever

Laid eyes

On one so beautiful

As you


Posted on 01/02/2009
Copyright © 2019 Scott Utley

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 01/02/09 at 10:12 PM

I find this poem much more beautiful than the video. These words really transcend physical beauty - a new fav.

Posted by Karl Waldbauer on 01/03/09 at 08:05 AM

Sometimes I forget the incredible images painted by well chosen words. I've now been reminded.

Posted by Maria Massarella on 01/04/09 at 12:09 AM

Scott, this is beyond beautiful! I have only just discovered it. My heart is aflutter and I, breathless. Thank you*

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 01/04/09 at 07:03 AM

This is one of those I would have used as a "pick up" poem when I was a young single man! Absolutely evocative!

Posted by Laurie Blum on 01/05/09 at 02:06 AM

This captivates my imagination and it is very sensually appealing.

Posted by Sandy M. Humphrey on 01/06/09 at 10:57 PM

grand and visually beautiful. SMH

Posted by Michael Smith on 01/21/10 at 01:18 AM

Stanzas 3 and 5 really stood out to me, and of course the last stanza wowed us in the end. Excellent write.

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