Tag Archives: light

Sonnet of Dark Matter

It starts with the radio story of an inventor in New Orleans who built an elaborate musical instrument that turns the weather — wind, sun, temperature, falling rain — into electronic tones. I am struck by the sound of the … Continue reading

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The Properties of Light

i. dream light I dream you drenched in river light hazy     opalescent     matutinal flickery moth wings in your strawberry hair     then lightning     sudden cloud burst     drenched again     cotton sticking to skin     a reason for disrobing   ii. sunflowers in fall … Continue reading

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Naked in June

Not a wounded day, I said a wound of day, a gash where sun-rays rent the dun field of sky. Last week the earth-fields were too wet to plow, already June but still bare mud-skin and corn-stubble. Pretend you don’t … Continue reading

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Special Theories of Relativity

Your light radiates, particle and wave diffused, inverse square of the distance, the way you glow. But you cannot see the red taillights of your own thoughts disappearing into darkness at the speed of light, the plight of stars and … Continue reading

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Capturing Light

When I photograph fall colors I don’t know how the camera works, how it captures light and saves it for me to share with you. I have some notion of light itself, the wavelengths of the visible spectrum, thin slices we … Continue reading

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Doppler Red

Lust is a wave that shifts toward red as it races away. Taillights disappearing into fog. Wavy red hair turning for the train. Descending pitch of a lonely whistle.

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Poems are not good for explaining

Loneliness is a cold, dark planet. We are isolated by time and distance across the soundless vacuum of space where warmth and light are diffuse, their intensities inversely proportionate to the square of the distance from the source of absolute … Continue reading

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