April 5, 2014 – On attending a lecture by a Nobel prize winning astrophysicist, Pt. 1

The universe has no beginning nor end,
expanding and unbounded in undefined space
and time.  And every event is an act on a stage,
a plot that continually evolves.

Our paths cross like two distant stars –
each a separate solar system –
but from afar, from Earth, perhaps,
we appear joined, fused, as one.

And sailors use our illumination
to steer their ships by through the darkened night,
and stargazers reckon the passage of time
by the single light they think that we emit.

Yet all their precise calculations miss
the mark, if based on a fixed truth that’s false.

Advertisements

Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian, retired foreign service manager and former naval officer. Strong interests in information architecture, instructional design, critical pedagogy, taxonomies and metadata management, information governance, and cultural heritage preservation.

1 thought on “April 5, 2014 – On attending a lecture by a Nobel prize winning astrophysicist, Pt. 1”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s