Karen Dennison

Poet and artist

Poetry and science 1

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Over the next days I’ll be posting poems of mine with scientific themes and / or metaphors.. Starting with Light Travellers, first published in The High Window and also in Shoreline of Infinity.

Light travellers

To net the light before it escapes
our horizon, stretching
in the expanse between us; stars
migrating like geese.

To learn the language of distance,
pull the furthest past into focus
like a new-born child her mother’s face.

To unlearn the boundaries of skin,
to know how mass and energy
are twins, that all matter
knows light’s touch in its seed;

that light, knowing
nothing of time, is the ruler
we use to measure it by.

To unravel our limits, navigate
liminal space like ancient ocean explorers,
galaxies our candles, guides,
sails stitched by light.

Karen Dennison

One thought on “Poetry and science 1

  1. You make so many wonderful comparisons in this poems to help the awesome stretches of the universe feel more real and a bit more reachable to us wee humans. What a great idea for a blog sequence, Karen. I will now read #2 😀 xx

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