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Traveling light

Unburdened by mass,
star born 
photons
hurtle
through vacuum voids.

They reach a planet
where green continents swim 
in blue oceans.
It is night. A woman
looks up at the sky.

The photons travel
through the gelatinous matter
of her eye and die
on her retina,
sparking electric pulses 
that race 
along the optic nerve,
and her miraculous brain
translates:
I see a star.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 10/16/2018 3:18:00 PM
A star is born, and the ever keenly attentive physicist does not fail to see its light:) Regards // paul
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Date: 10/16/2018 3:10:00 PM
I just love this one. Science is so fascinating, as is your poem. (Now if only algebra, trig, and calculus came easily... Chuckle …). Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 10/10/2018 11:14:00 AM
You are a star. Wonderful poem, Agnes. ~Warren
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 10/14/2018 5:11:00 PM
Thanks, Warren.
Date: 10/9/2018 12:05:00 AM
A vivid description beautifully expressed, Agnes. T.J
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 10/12/2018 5:46:00 AM
Thank you, TJ
Date: 10/8/2018 5:30:00 PM
Hi Agnes, this work is so well expressed. Such vivid imagery sings in the mind as I follow your wonderful words to an excellent conclusion. I love the content. Have a wonderful Tuesday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 10/12/2018 5:45:00 AM
Thank you for your visit and kind words, Mike.
Date: 10/6/2018 8:21:00 PM
Science meets artistic expression to create a stunning piece of poetry, Agnes. Your poem is simply superb and I adore the last line! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 10/12/2018 5:44:00 AM
Thank you, Susan.
Date: 10/6/2018 7:56:00 PM
Wow - Agnes. I love it when you share your scientific outlook inside poems... like no other poet can! A beauty! This is another FAVE for me.
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Date: 10/12/2018 5:43:00 AM
Thank you for your kind words, Line.
Date: 10/6/2018 3:59:00 AM
A real beauty Agnes! I can appreciate your background in this spectacular poem. : )
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 10/12/2018 5:42:00 AM
Thank you, Connie.
Date: 10/6/2018 2:45:00 AM
I loved this, I love seeing a poem revised or changed, be nice to see the link to the original!!
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Date: 10/12/2018 5:41:00 AM
Thanks Arthur. The original has the same title and I think it's still up.
Date: 10/6/2018 12:13:00 AM
Shedding light on photons, nice.
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Date: 10/6/2018 8:45:00 PM
Nice pun, Jim :)