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!
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Posted for Poets United for the Midweek Motif ~ Science.
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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!