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the geometry of star-stuff

21 April 2010

hydrogen atoms and solar wind
the mysteries of the universe, without, within,
hidden in the simple chemistry
of a human mind, fathomless ages
in kingdoms forgotten, imaginary
wings of dragons soar in miscellany
illumined and enlightened by the din
of jumbled thoughts, flotsam and jetsam,
the constant tidal motion of consciousness
triangular, non-linear, where
human imagination and human error
walk hand in hand–
and there is the secret, the innermost thing,
where unicorns prowl and sirens sing
and the fundamental building blocks of everything
human being or dying red-giant
is exactly the same.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 21 April 2010 08:31

    Love this one … like swimming through mystery.

    • 21 April 2010 16:06

      Wow Karen, thanks! That’s some more kind of compliment right there!

  2. 21 April 2010 11:21

    It’s a beautiful poem.

    And the words “geometry,” and then “human imagination and human error walk hand in hand,” transported me right back to high school geometry, where I embodied the “human error” part.

    • 21 April 2010 16:10

      Thanks Glynn! LOL, Funnily enough, geometry was the one math class in high school that I “got” without having to work constantly at it. I think Karen’s right (perhaps following Pythagoras), there is something mysterious in how shapes and forms have mathematical expressions, how an equation can describe a circle or a sphere…and while I don’t believe that human consciousness can be reduced to chemical reactions in the brain, nevertheless, it is a fact that chemistry plays some role in the more esoteric (dare I say, spiritual?) concept of “thought.” It’s a mystery. And a source of wonder.

  3. Biagderneexax permalink
    29 May 2010 17:48

    Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!


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