The Dream of a River

# The Dream of a River

The moment when

The Earth drifts

The heavens sleep

Mankind dreams

Of something they couldn’t fathom

So they bestowed it names:

The silver river among the stars

Or snowflakes gently arranged by hand–

The path of magical winter

A lovely road untravelled

Beads of milk evanesced not by time

A haunted painting on a black canvas

The sky’s sapphire dress, graced with diamonds

Or a silk of the tale-weaver’s thread

Imagination’s embers strewn over the night

By a lonely dreamer

Man can only interpret from what they can see

From the lands of Here

A limited landscape

The truth is empirical

Elusive is the river; disappearing, slipping away, but never fading

It’ll always be there, fixed in its place

The star cloud waltzing slowly over the course of years

With our Earth in its dusty hand

The brilliant one who (nearly) crushed the world with the gravity of its empty heart

This is a place

For the Sun’s sisters

And the Earth’s estranged twins

And beautiful sights

For future discoveries

For curiosity, for knowledge

If we can’t be the stars in your river

Let us be the twinkle in your thoughts

Twilight (18/2/2013)

When dusk arrives
And darkness comes to play
Open your eyes again
For there’s no night and no day
Winter’s spell is broken
Where moonlight leads me to you
Meet me after dark
For the Golden Twilight brought me to you
When the eventide skies
Divides into two
Moments to nightfall
You’re in the sapphire blue
My memories are in shards
But there you are, darkling
In this gloaming rapture
I’m no longer grieving

Interrupt

Be poised to leave
And I’m poised to stay
Our feet pointed at different directions
But our hands were clasped tight
We were both afraid to let go
The music played still
One/two/one/two
I moved forward
And so did you
Between clumsy steps
Was a mutual understanding
Never let us
Swing to oblivion
Take me further
Then the end
Of this song.

The Diels-Alder Reaction, or Thoughts on EXO-M

I know
It’s just a covalent bond
Or it’s just my own valency
But how can you say
That it’s neutral?
It’s an unknown miracle
Sweet addition reaction
When four parts 1,3-diene
And two parts of an alkene
Two worlds apart
Are initiated by heat
To form a six-membered ring:
An exo substituent
Who’d ever thought of a reaction
So remarkable?
Forming a bridge
Between two components
Between two worlds
Dissolving the barrier
Of differences
To never forget
That we are one.

A.N: I realised that getting into K-Pop is like falling into a rabbit hole from where is no escape. But then it happened. XD XOXO

With all due respects,
Lay Landsteiner

An Approved and Accepted Lament

# An Approved and Accepted Lament
By Lay Landsteiner

(To Lala and Ryu, you might remember this tale somewhere)

A body at rest will forever remain at rest
Unless acted upon by some external force
That is why I am getting in motion
And will always remain in motion
For I mastered the strange dynamics of us:
Love is a strange force
For every force, there is always an equal reaction
Of opposite direction
I’ll be waiting for yours
Through all of these statics
Say:
Will the notion of perpetual bliss be as absurd as perpetual motion?
Can Science bring you back into my arms?
It’s relative
Anything that moves faster than the speed of light
Will also move backwards in time
To reach the destination we promised
Far beyond what we knew
We should turn back time…
But how?
Love is a strange force
No laws could explain
Now that I realised
It’s the natural law of things
Sometimes
To move forward
We have to leave the past behind
Because
E=mc^2
Where E is Eternal love
m is memory
And c is continuance

Farther Away

Farther Away by Lay Landsteiner, then 14

I wanted you to know
That beneath the skies
Beneath the stars
Someone hears you

I wanted you to know
Somewhere beneath the moon
Farther away
A hand will hold you

I wanted you to know
That in the gloominess
Of evening rain
A song will play for you

I wanted you to know
That in the darkness
Of midnight
A heart is there for you

I wanted you to know
That though you’re alone
The winds will whisper
Their beautiful stories to you

In each drop of rain
There’s a tale
And there’s the wind
To dry your eyes

If you can’t sleep
The crickets will sing
A lullaby

Don’t feel lonely
Somewhere out there
Farther away
Someone loves you