Friday, February 15, 2008

A fine science : an exact art

It began as a meeting of minds

as rarified as any scientific discourse.

We spoke of the movement of bodies

constructed elaborate models

of their various trajectories

and projected forecasts

of their collision.

That was when we made

our first discovery -

an unexpected rise in temperature

a gentle pulse that could be traced

only with the most sensitive

of instruments.

Drawn to its source we found

it emanated from the very heart of things

and we named it for the essence -

but we spoke too soon.

When we drew in breath

and stopped for a long moment to listen

a calm and quiet voice

was singing of wonders.

1 comment:

BrokenCrust said...

I like the ambiguity in this. "Love in the lab" or the love of discovery. Simply written with an open conclusion.