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Constant Beauty

CONSTANT BEAUTY (A Paean to Amalie Emmy Noether) By PoeticMeditations Raised with three brothers; her father a mathematician Took to language and math with a brilliant intuition In 1907, earned a well-deserved PhD ¹ Never earning a salary until 1923 … Continue reading

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The Dark Lady

THE DARK LADY ¹ (A Paean to Rosalind Franklin) By PoeticMeditations Mind as lucid as the crystals researched On the cusp of fame you were always perched Who knew that Photo 51 would lead To the answer to life’s great … Continue reading

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Immortality

              IMMORTALITY By PoeticMeditations Come, O Muse, pour sweet dew upon my tongue That from these mortal lips honeyed words may flow ¹ So over the years my songs shall still be sung Like … Continue reading

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Night

NIGHT By PoeticMeditations “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies declare the work of His hand.” (Psalm 19:1) Night descends upon the earth Displays her jewels to all below Stars, long ago, were given birth Their faint light … Continue reading

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An Insane World

AN INSANE WORLD By PoeticMeditations This is madness! Have we all gone insane? Nothing but violence and profanity Where precious life is held in such disdain What is the point of this inanity? Civility has been tossed out the door … Continue reading

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A Blakean Inquisition

A BLAKEAN INQUISITION By PoeticMeditations For whom does the spry wood thrush sing In the early hours of the dawn? To mark its turf or call a mate. But who has gifted it with song? Why does the industrious bee … Continue reading

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Legacy

LEGACY By PoeticMeditations Let no towering monument be left behind No building stand with name proudly carved upon it Or a pilgrim’s shrine for those devout to visit For all will decay and turn to dust with time. Let there … Continue reading

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Bloomed the Rose That Now Decays

BLOOMED THE ROSE THAT NOW DECAYS By PoeticMeditations Bloomed the rose that now decays Fled the vibrant days of youth All joys in a month of Mays Gone the days of love and truth. Soon the eye will dim and … Continue reading

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Four AM

FOUR AM By PoeticMeditations Four Am – the sullen patter of rain Insistent against the window dark Awakening from dreamless sleep’s domain To harsh reality – cold and stark With heavy heart aching with grief and tears What sweetly began … Continue reading

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Nocturne

NOCTURNE By PoeticMeditations Bright Moon mirrored on the placid pond All is bathed in a silvery light Croaks the lusty frog beneath its frond Chirps the forlorn cricket’s lonely plight The sullen owl with its hoots does bade Night to … Continue reading

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