ETHERIA: A Science Fiction Rock Opera

Words and Music © 2004 Jeffrey L. Sponsler

"The Zinc Raven" 3D Construction  © 2004 Jeffrey L. Sponsler

Deep Space


 the ship is dark but on-board

 sleeps a traveler

 who will perform - who may change mythology

 he carries song and something else

 machines now give him life




 awareness comes into focus

 as I return from disturbing dreams

 one by one

 neurons - long in suspension


 and recreate - reality



 who am I? where am I? why am I here?

“distant Etheria approaches”



 renegade geology -

 fumaroles expel ether

 noxious sky glowing green -

 the ancient magnet that attracts the Harmonauts

 the planet appears balanced

 in the gravity of deep space



 through the air I descend

 the spaceport is near

 (but my mind is distracted by a thought she is here)

  and radar reveals other schooners and yachts

 the Harmonauts have returned