Sunday, January 5, 2014

Atoms and Poetry

Atoms and Poetry

Oh that strange
minuscule Atom..
Atom has posed
with planets spinning
with electrons jumping
with self-contradicting
waves and photons..
These secret poses
Over a century
Reveal and conceal
An amazing truth..

Atom smiles slyly 
such confusion here..
Yet now and then
A scientist is startled
By a mirror reflection
A poet Behold..
Self-knowing arrives: 
My name is Atom
and long enough
have I posed…!

When it comes to atoms, language can be used
only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so 
concerned with describing facts as with creating images.

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