A low and distant rumble in the black
Robert K. Gardner is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Aoife’s Kiss and Illumen. His poem “Creation Myth” was nominated for a 2010 Rhysling award. The Boston native enjoys wrestling his inspiration into traditional forms like the sonnet. He says:
The inspiration for this poem came from watching the sky churn during a nighttime storm, staring into that abyss and having it stare back into me to see a flicker of the exquisite terror it must have struck in our ancestors huddling in whatever shelter they’d found or cobbled together as the darkened abode of the gods exploded and fell down around them–and the admirable hubris they showed in reading their own significance anywhere into their physical surroundings.