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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. 


\But... 


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


publications


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 2 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

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