Thursday, April 24, 2014

Afterglow


if a scientist fell in love with a poet-

would the stars still be ...
self-luminous spheroidal celestial bodies
or the starry sparkles in a lover's eyes,
starlight emanating from warm embraces

would the moon still be ...
a natural satellite revolving around the earth
or smiles as incandescent as crescent moons,
hair braided with ribbons of moonbeams

would the sky still be ...
the expanse of space arching over the planet
or the vastness of sky-filled hearts,
the infinity of eternal love

oh, to believe in the invisible!
~ ~ ~
Posted for Poets United for the Midweek Motif ~ Science.
~ ~ ~
I had so much fun composing this poem! The lines in italic are strictly scientific definitions of the stars, moon and sky. The rest is my own poetic vision. I love science as it gives me a greater understanding and appreciation of the wonders of the universe. But I also believe in a deeper sense of spirituality, and that there is a lot more than just what the eyes can see. And poetry to me enhances the experience! Enjoy!

34 comments:

  1. While reading your poem, I believed all was possible--observable or not.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so glad it inspired you that way, Susan! Thank you for your lovely prompts, always enjoyable and thought provoking :)

      Delete
    2. +Loredana something about that night sky that science will never touch, love your poem, some things are sacred, you revealed this beautifully :)

      Delete
    3. Thank you, Vanessa. I love the sky :)

      Delete
  2. They could bring about much in each other I bet, but then again science changes its mind every 10 seconds anyway too, maybe the poet is the better way to go.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. the poet is more romantic
      and surely less frantic-
      could be a good combination
      or a scientific combustion :)

      Delete
  3. expanse of space arched over the planet...what a rather romantic view of it....ha that first definition is a bit of a tongue twister....ah to believe...yes...smiles

    how are you?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm doing great, thank you, Brian! Had fun with the imagery in my poem. Glad you enjoyed it :)

      Delete
  4. This is so nice and I am in love with this poem, I want to try something like this too:)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ok this is my new favorite of yours. Wow. Reminds me of the Coldplay song "The Scientist" about the contrast between the certainty of science and the abstract beauty of love. Have you heard it?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad you liked it, Keith! Thanks for sharing about the song. I'll check it out! :)

      Delete
  6. The way you have written this piece gives beauty to the definitions too..they really are! I think art and science make good companions..clever and beutiful writing

    ReplyDelete
  7. this is beautifully written...and that glowing smiley in the sky is another beauty of yours...

    ReplyDelete
  8. 'Hair braided with ribbons of moonbeams'......so lovely! I prefer the poetic versions of scientific definitions, too. Hugs xo Karen

    ReplyDelete
  9. Not only is this clever, but I LOVE it.
    So nice, Loredana.

    I wish you a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I loved reading this - loved the contrast in the phrasing and the idea of a poet and a scientist in love.....THAT would make for some combustion!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. My new favorite of yours as well. Stellar!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely. My favorite line, Oh, to believe in the invisible.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love both the poem and the photo!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Con un contrasto veramente piacevole, scienza e sentimento si intrecciano perfettamente in una nuova armonìa!!! Miracoli della tua poesìa e della tua creatività,cara Loredana!!!
    Buona settimana,abbracci affettuosi,Rita.

    ReplyDelete
  15. PS.Mi dimenticavo di come la bella fotografia accompagna la lettura, nel Cosmo e nell'armonìa con quelle dolci soffusioni. Bravissima anche con la macchina fotografica!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cara Rita, grazie! Scienza e poesia in armonia ... sarebbe un bel sogno. Mi fa piacere che ti piace anche la foto. La luna e' sempre un'ispirazione. Un grande abbraccio! Loredana :)

      Delete
  16. woww..............terrific poem Loredana! ... how are you? :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Athira! I'm doing great and enjoying some sunshine finally :)

      Delete
  17. forgot to mention the photograph....it is sooo beautiful..........magical in fact..

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love the poem and the photo! :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is a fun, great and well formulated ( as always ) poem....love the mix :-)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks everyone for the great discussion on this post and your lovely comments :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Loredana,
    Your visit made me happy. Your lovely poems are always emailed to me.
    Today, I want to ask for your help. I have three haiku which I need to translate into Spanish. Can you or any of your friends help me? If anybody can translate my three poems ( 9 lines), please contact me on:
    easternsparrow@gmail.com

    Warmly,
    Rita

    ReplyDelete
  22. I seem to have missed this photo, I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I loved this very clever verse...fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I think they could show each other the world the other doesn't see..

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting my blog from all over the world and for your wonderful comments!