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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Another Poem for Albert Einstein: Timely by Mary Orovan



In this 1931 photo, physicist Albert Einstein is shown writing out an equation for the density of the Milky Way. Einstein revolutionized physics, starting with a series of papers in 1905, and became a cultural icon as well.



TIMELY
by Mary Orovan


Let me buy some time, said
     the rich man,
I now buy someone to smooth          
     every minute of what
I have.  But time looms large,                                 
     inexorably forward.
I can crush it, said the witch
     on her sonic broom.

Not fast enough—I'll take you
     there, said light,
if you observe at my speed  
     I can make time
stand still—that's what you folks
     call paradise.

     But I want to zag to the past,
embellish memories, laser on the hill
     of daisies where we first lay;

     zig to tomorrow
a dimension changing everything.

     Heaven is now; breathe &
be—shining with photons, transparent
     as good air    joy
the pure silence of not even ticking.




This poetry selection by Mary Orovan is from her chapbook, Green Rain, published by Poets Wear Prada in 2008.



Green Rain
by Mary Orovan
ISBN 978-0-9817678-5-7
Soft Cover, Perfect Bound, 30 pp.
$10.00
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