Earth Day

I’ve come to tell you something about the earth something about this day the sun my god— MY GOD! the sun rose again and so did I— and how magnificent it is that I am a spectator of the goldfinch the nuthatch the Carolina wren—the song of life ringing in my ears— the vision ofContinue reading “Earth Day”

Moon Poem

Moon- bright ball of borrowed light, (light which you charmed away from the sleeping sun) you are not a secondary glow as Genesis claims in that first chapter, but that great irreplaceable star of the night- It’s you who we wait for. Most nights, you’re not quite sure of yourself and you only half smileContinue reading “Moon Poem”

Black Hole Sun

I know something new about the universe which has nothing to do with stars. There is a light unknowable unless you are traveling at the speed of darkness toward a slow motion mouth consuming all your gravity— all your weightless mass. And this discovery will never be documented in the science journals and there willContinue reading “Black Hole Sun”

This Wind

A fearsome thing it is today, this wind. Hardly a break between the gusts, and when it takes a breath even the calm seems to whistle an eerie tune. No wonder the gods were born in its lungs during all that time we spent in caves before bricks and mortar, and before Aristotle began inContinue reading “This Wind”

Orbital Resonance

The party was delicious with the smell of chocolate and wine and the people on the list were beautiful and dressed as if this were the last day of the year to advertise their singularity and there were those little clusters of stars smiling and talking and drinking too much to notice that there wereContinue reading “Orbital Resonance”

An Authentic Spiritual Experience

We know morning will come and deliver our end but still, we enter the room with a key that resembles a credit card and there, in the middle is a single bed like the nucleus of an atom where we will make a payment to each other’s body in exchange for a memory of sensationContinue reading “An Authentic Spiritual Experience”

Overlapping Magisteria

Here in the dark lab of my room glowing with the light of this screen I can research anything I want but comprehend only what I am able which isn’t everything or even close and I wonder if I am limited in some similar way when I study paintings, sculptures— which are never as abstractContinue reading “Overlapping Magisteria”

Science Versus Religion

This poem was first published by The Humanist in the May/June 2013 issue. Science Versus Religion   To understand everything, all you need is 10 numbers and 26 letters   which is accurate to the exact extent that every lie has access to that same truth.       DeMaris Gaunt 1-9-12