Monday, August 27, 2007

Poetry Train Monday - 16 - Celestial DNA
















Celestial DNA


The world we inhabit
Hides its numbers
Shapes
Lines
In the leaves
Rocks
Horizons

While buried in the sinews
Swirling within blood cells
The rhythm of the firmament
The curling of the tides
Tell the tale



















The Young Ladies of Avignon
Standing in their
Crystal congress
Know their geometric afternoon

Amoeba glide
Snowflakes drift
Pollen ride the breeze

A mother feels the flutter
Child turning in the womb
The sweep of the grandiose constellations
In the frightening maw of time

God's fingerprints
And ours
















Copyright 1994 Julia Smith

15 comments:

Amy Ruttan said...

Wonderful poem Julia! Why is that I can only write dirty limericks and haikus. I am a phony of poetry monday, the rest of you PM's rock.

Jill said...

It's weird for me to think about DNA another way then a biological way!
This is a great way of making me think about it another way!!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Whoa. That is cool, Julia.

I think you should submit these poems of yours. They rock. You've got the touch.

gautami tripathy said...

Great juxtaposition of Sciences with poetry. The title rocks. So do the pictures.

After reading this I am feeling top ofthis world.

Y said...

wow. beautiful poem.

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

oh yeah I love this!!!! i absolutely love the tie in of various manifestations of creation from science to art to birth to universal - brilliant!
loved these lines:
"The Young Ladies of Avignon
Standing in their
Crystal congress
Know their geometric afternoon"

Akelamalu said...

Excellent!

Lisa Andel said...

I'm with Amy, though I do love how you took the concept of DNA and broadened my horizons with it.

Thanks.

R.G. ALEXANDER said...

Yes very unique combo of science and emotion-I agree-you should submit these somewhere. Awesome-thank you for sharing!

Camille Alexa said...

Love this:

The Young Ladies of Avignon
Standing in their
Crystal congress
Know their geometric afternoon

Christine said...

Wonderful poem Julia: I especially loved - "The Young Ladies of Avignon
Standing in their
Crystal congress
Know their geometric afternoon" -

I agree with Susan, you should be sending these out for submission.

I'm participating this week too.

Sparky Duck said...

yep excellent a great way to pull scientific DNA and just life together.

Ann said...

Awesome poem. Thank you for sharing this with us.

annette said...

Wow. I didn't know DNA could sound so beautiful. Well-done, Julia!

colleen said...

Flutters very mysteriously strand by strand.