poetry

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Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars — mere globs of gas atoms. Nothing is “mere”. I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? The vastness of the heavens stretches my imagination — stuck on this carousel my little eye can catch one-million-year-old light. A vast pattern — of which I am a part… What is the pattern or the meaning or the why? It does not do harm to the mystery to know a little more about it. For far more marvelous is the truth than any artists of the past imagined it. Why do the poets of the present not speak of it? What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?

To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.

October 10, 2014 William Blake

What life is this if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.

December 23, 2013 W. H. Davies

Do not go gentle into that good night.

January 30, 2013 Dylan Thomas ,

The good stars met in your horoscope, Made you of spirit, fire and dew.

November 15, 2012 Robert Browning ,