and when a young cloud got lost from its flock
succumbed to the fate of gravity
and the sun tried so hard to catch it
but sadly its light was without weight
though it presented a majestic view
for the bleary eyed onlooker
awed at the sight, sleep forsaken
too late for the cloudling
fallen rapidly from grace, for now
perhaps to rise from across the moon
after all the earth is round
ok, yes the earth is round
and, with a little help
we see visible features of the cosmos
but what of the universe itself
do we have its overview?
and what if one fine day
(or perhaps it wouldn’t be so fine)
earth reached the edge of the universe
would it fall off?
if so, where would it land
or would it float because you know
gravity might not have been “discovered” here
and would we even know it
maybe we would realise something is amiss
if we somehow managed to leave the sun behind
so then again what if the universe was curved, elliptic
what does lie on its other side?
wouldn’t we love to know?
are we on the right side of the universe?
and then i felt a smile as another thought glided over me
what if, the other side of the universe was in fact within us?
I could not end the year without posting a poem about my favorite subject – the Universe.
“the Secrets of the Self lie within the realm of Physics, not Philosophy”
Here’s to 2017. May our worlds be touched by more poetry, music, art and…physics.