Poetry: Ode to the Sun by G.R. Tomaini

Ode To The Sun

O , that we could bask , like Mars . . .
in a universal day , but , you , Sun ,
have learneder designs , for us folk . . .
on Earth ; let us folk , proclaim your . . .
qualities divine , and , emulate you .

O , Beautifier , who in generosity , 
aims to garb the world in Sunshine ,
whose touch amplifies landscapes ,
and , allows for chaos to be reigned ,
and for order to preside all the day .

O , Destroyer , bringer of fire to the . . .
burnworthy , gaseous sphere , ball , 
whose glare razes deserts , yet not ,
in tirades too hot for life to flourish ,
for whom forests are wood for flame .

O , Magician , whose spells are so . . .
coy , as to be natural , whose flame ,
invests in life , and breathes energy ,
through photosynthesis , unto plants ;
who levitates water into the heavens !

O , Exemplar , who shines on the go ,
to light equally the whole world , who ,
in impartiality enacts justice from the ,
eternal sky , whose greatness is not . . .
forever , which self-implosion betters .

O , Companion , who follows us through . . .
the seasons and the years , who marks . . .
the time and the tides , who rises and . . .
sets with constancy and grace , who . . .
shares with us your warmth and face .

O , lift up an ode in song , to the One . . .
True Sun , better than all the others ,
from whom life spouts , against the
ugliness of chaos and death , Sun ,
who lights the world , and justice is .

G.R. Tomaini is a prolific writer and thinker known for his contributions in poetry, philosophy, ethics, global justice, and theology. As a First-Generation LGBTQ Federal McNair Scholar, he has authored nine books, including seven captivating poetry collections. His philosophical monographs are the “Encyclopedia of American Idealism: Toward a Novel Method and System of Philosophy,” and the “Tractatus Perfectio-Philosophicus: Or, Discourses on the Dharma of Civilization and its Odyssey toward International Harmony.” Tomaini's poetry books, such as "Ballad of An American Ganymede: Explorations of Queeritude In Fifty Seven Cantos" and "The Rainbow Cantos: Two Attempts At Queering The Canon," have received critical attention. His works have been featured in esteemed publications, including those by Outcast Press, Selcouth Station Press, Agapanthus Collective, and Roi Fainéant Press. Notably, Tomaini's writings have garnered recognition from influential intellectuals like Cornel West, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and Slavoj Žižek. To explore Tomaini's poetry and more, you can visit his website or follow him on Twitter @Gtomaini. He resides on the Jersey Shore.