Tag Archive: Cosmology


Haiku for Acrosome

Perhaps we are all
Afloat in this universe
Pending gestation

© Chagall ∞

Recyclable

The stars will guide me home one day,
I’ll follow their path until the edge
where the furtive eyes of seers peer
from beyond the eddies of time that spiral
amid the shallows of predawn, in waters
formed succeeding the impetus, immediately and
forever, I’ll be awash in the brine,
soaking, absorbing, adsorbing, and engorging,
until I burgeon and explode
into nebula-cum-universe.

© Chagall ∞

Do You Hear The Stars?

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Murmuring I can’t distinguish
clearly, the words incanted
more than prayers, I think
perhaps ancient formulae.

© Chagall 2014

For Geoffrey

Geoffrey Burbridge died on February Ninth, Twenty Ten.
He was Eighty Four and survived by his wife Margaret.
In Nineteen Fifty Seven, he wrote a ground-breaking piece:
The Reviews of Modern Physics – We Trace Back To Stardust.

Stars explode, burn helium, create oxygen; carbon
lithium, hydrogen, mix; Time’s magic primordial.
I imagine soft incantations spoken in darkness
somewhere on the universe edge; blessings, benedictions.

Geoffrey met Margaret, a lecture in London, they married.
They said Doctor Burbridge did not believe in the big bang,
rather a steady-state theory that posited many
big bangs, occurring every Twenty Billion years or so.

Big bang? Steady state? Either way, we’re golden, made of stars.
Geoff’s friend Al said, “We’re brothers of the same supernova.”
Goodnight, thank you Geoffrey, for your bold stroke to connect us.
Wish I may, wish I might, help you find Margaret here tonight.

Born of stardust, starlight release me! Be jeweled, firmament.

© Carlos Chagall, 2013

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