Milky way in the sky with Silhouette mountain. at William’s lake colorado
Milky way in the sky with Silhouette mountain. at William’s lake colorado

BooksSeptember 23, 2016

The Friday poem: ‘The Universe’, by Mira Karunanidhi

Milky way in the sky with Silhouette mountain. at William’s lake colorado
Milky way in the sky with Silhouette mountain. at William’s lake colorado

New verse by Wellington writer and college student, Mira Karunanidhi.

 

The Universe

 

we once had a conversation

about the universe

and i told you

i like to think

that space is infinite

that it has no beginning

middle

or end

but like most things

it has to end somewhere

 

in the same way

i like to think

that our love is infinite too

it has no beginning

middle

or end

but like most things

it had to end somewhere.

 

Mira’s poem was judged runner-up at the 2016 National Schools Poetry Award, run by the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University.

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Mad Chapman, Editor
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