Achievement makes them bold

Illyrium is bright in glass
invisible elsewhere
it feels like steam against the skin
like static in the hair
but isolate it in the lab
you’ll prove that it’s not there

The academics scowl and scorn
declare that it’s a lie
a joke from the capricious gods
enough to make them cry
‘It has no logic! Makes no sense!
No matter what we try…’

The engineers get straight to work
by purifying gold
by making glass so filled with light
it gets too hot to hold
they do not need to understand
achievement makes them bold

Illyrium in knotted pipes
makes oscillators tick
and prisms in the boiler tubes
make water steam so quick!
machinery of such success
it makes the old dons sick

About Frank

A Sci-Fi & Fantasy author and lyrical poet with a mild obsession for vampires, succubi, goddesses and Supergirl.
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One Response to Achievement makes them bold

  1. Frank says:

    Included in The #SteamPunk Daily on Friday 1st May, 2015.

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