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Semi scientific, Offbeat poetry

Updated on July 12, 2014

Black holes and smaller objects

By H. Ralph Rawls

In-fin-i-tes-i-mal infinity

The night cover, curling black 

Pin points of light, filter through 

Nowhere, not under nor over 

Not beyond nor in between

Neither around the bend,

nor around the corner

Sliver of argentum moon seolfor, 

silbar, silver orb, above us 

hangs ... high

now, with footprints and a flag... 

Reality replaces imagination.

Nature's Call

The feeble breeze stirs 

weary leaves 

a young girl walks away 

Ragged edges,

torn from a 

variegated caladium

red hibiscus, limp, discarded 

As the coffin lid 

closes ... 

a last glimpse of the exhausted sky.

Partial Reinforcement

They call it "REsearch," not "search"... 

said the professor 

Plenty of blind alleys,

not many "ah ha!" moments. 


from time to time you prove yourself right.

\and the reward?

Best of all is bragging rights

to your colleagues and students, 

then everyone else 

presentations at research meetings


sometimes an interview in a magazine or on TV

maybe a patent

another line in your CV.

\But beware, solving the problem ends the fun 

makes it necessary

to start

all over again. 

\Science and research? 

You can never use them up!

Ten times ten

The tin man searched for a heart 

Found one, a real ticker 

A clock 

always right, twice a day 

at ten minutes after ten

\Tin, the element Sn, Stannum in Latin, Estaño in Spanish 

"Tin" from Anglo-Saxon 

Tin roofs are steel or iron coated with zinc

or, these days, maybe coated with polyvinylidene fluoride

\Where have we been, where are we going?

\Ten, the number X in Rome, ١٠ in Arabia 

So, ten times ten = X x X, triple-X rated? 

\Ten, tin, Tin Man without a heart just a ticker 

\That's the ticket, all right.

\Galvanizes one!


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      Ralph Deeds 

      4 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Didn't know you are a poet! Not bad!


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