“Life will find a way”

The Big Tent Poetry prompt for 7th March is SCIENCE:

  • Alien life might have been found in old meteors: “The implications are that life is everywhere, …”
  • The junky interior of the International Space Station: “Clutter adorns almost every surface and is held in place by duct tape, Velcro and metal clips …”
  • That Antarctic ice is created from below as well as above: “… the ghostly shapes of the Gamburtsevs and the giant freeze-on “beehive” structure … .”



Животът е навсякъде –

от падането на нощта

до безмълвието на дъгата,


все ни дебне в гръб,

за да подчертае, сякаш,


животът е навсякъде.


© 2011 Мария Колева


English-language version

Implications are

that life is everywhere –

be it in the night fall,

or the rainbow hush,

which will silently avoid our gaze

to highlight only

that life is everywhere,

just as implicated.


© 2011 Mariya Koleva

18 replies on ““Life will find a way””

  1. thingy4 says:

    Well, I believe life is everywhere. I think we are rather egotistical to believe otherwise.

    Thank-you for the English version. : )

    • thingy4 – thanks a lot for reading! My opinion exactly! And you are welcome to the English version. (The truth is, no one is ever going to read the Bulgarian one, no one cares.)

  2. Yes, I think life is everywhere, too. nice one.

  3. pamela says:

    Nice concise piece.
    Oh, the possibilities.

  4. Jingle says:

    agree, well put,
    keep it up.

    here is my take:
    When Science Becomes Political

  5. Cathy says:

    Very good!

  6. Good one! I love the full circle you made from implications to implicated.

  7. Deb says:

    Beautiful, Mariya. I especially like “rainbow hush.” Such an evocative pairing.

  8. Mike Patrick says:

    I’m reminded of Jurassic Park when Jeff Goldblum said, “Life will find a way.” Indeed it will. If all the new movie releases are correct, the invasion should start any day now. Great poem.

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