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Hat Full of Stars

(Ode to Mr. Einstein)

By the time I was born, he had passed away
A myth of a man, so my father would say
One picture of him, bright eyes and hair of grey

He had so much to say perhaps, wisest of his day
His faith in God I think overshadowed by his way
The simplicities of his mind, still contemplated today

The genius unique
Simply looking afar
He put the magic of space
Into his
Hat full of stars

By the time I had grown he had fame in praise
So misunderstood, I would have to say
Like caricatures hanging, adorning Princeton’s hallways

“Imagination is more important than knowledge”
The myth of this man; an injustice to  us all 
How many more like him I wonder will follow?

The man imaginative
Sharing everything we are
He pulled the magic of his mind
From a
Hat full of stars

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  1. Date: 3/16/2012 8:19:00 PM
    Congrats on your amazing win, Michael! I love how you compared Einstein's genius to magic...just wonderful. Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 3/15/2012 11:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win Michael. Love, Carol

    Perritano Avatar Michael Perritano
    Date: 3/15/2012 3:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Carol
  1. Date: 3/14/2012 8:29:00 PM
    Big congratulations for this magnificent poem's win. WOW

    Perritano Avatar Michael Perritano
    Date: 3/15/2012 3:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you
  1. Date: 3/14/2012 10:04:00 AM
    A big congrats, Michael, on this wonderful win, and for choosing Einstein..people who have not studied physics can't understand this genius, the greatest science has ever seen..They see him in the light of their own pet notions which hardly do justice to this unbelievably unique scientific genius, jag

    Perritano Avatar Michael Perritano
    Date: 3/14/2012 12:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Jag, I believe Einstein summed up his philosophy of science when he said that God does not play dice with the universe: what an awesome non-typically scientific idea! He knew there was no chance-- that everything came from order. I live by these ideas myself as I search for philosophies of gravity and especially my favorite hobby poetry. I dear say no one man was more influential in the 20th century than Einstein...his magnificent works will be spoken of long after all the others have faded away...peace
  1. Date: 3/13/2012 10:47:00 PM
    Congratulations on the top win in Cyndi's contest today..)

    Perritano Avatar Michael Perritano
    Date: 3/14/2012 6:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Joe
  1. Date: 3/13/2012 9:30:00 PM
    congrats Michael on a fab first place win for a glorious tribe to Mr. E. luv..

    Perritano Avatar Michael Perritano
    Date: 3/14/2012 6:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Linda
  1. Date: 3/13/2012 9:13:00 PM
    Congratulation, Stephen, on winning first place in my mavericks contest. When you are able, I invite you to stop by my blog to read WHY you received first place! Your poem is just awesome! Thank you! Cyndi

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 12:03:00 PM
    It is a magic poem and I love it. :) - oxox hugs Anne-Lise

    Perritano Avatar Michael Perritano
    Date: 3/11/2012 12:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne