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Our Expanding Universe — It is Us!

Karl Constantine FOLKES 1935 (Portland)

A query for all:
Creation and our own Mind.
The coupling of both.
Both synchronized together.
To depict “reality.”

What exists must start.
Somewhere in a distant past.
A dark “Big Bang” past.
That — remains our theory.
Life emerging from “No Thing.”

The laws of physics.
Remain to us as mystery.
That engenders growth.
Just like our minds — expanding.
Likewise — we see existence.

But who can measure.
Properties that are unknown.
To us as Earthlings.
In a large volume called Space.
That seems to have no ending?

New “reality.”
With a new discovery.
Beyond Einstein’s mind:
The universe expansion.
Much faster — than imagined.

Growing much faster.
“Cosmic Acceleration.”
A new proposal.
But time remains on our side.
An astrophysics forecast.

State of universe.
Our future evolution.
“Dark Energy” force.
Is presumably the cause.
With profound effects on mass.

With expanding minds.
Our expanding universe.
“The Milky Way” life.
After a billion years.
May, one day, exist no more.

Consider this now:
Both Mind and the universe.
Are joined together.
Takes one to know the other.
The symmetry of mankind.

We are our own world.
We are our own projections.
We are our own stars.
We are our constellations.
The universe — It is us.

About this poem

By delving into our dark unknown, what we metaphorically describe as “dark matter” or as “dark energy,” astrophysicists observe that our universe appears to be growing a little bigger and a little faster every day. Scientists are perplexed by this “new” discovery of a universe expanding at a far greater rate and speed than ever thought before by Einstein or any other physicist after him. From a psychological perspective the question must be asked: Does this reflect the state of the universe or, more accurately, the state of our mind, with its expanding imagination?

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Written on May 02, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on May 02, 2022

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,283
Words 271
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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  • teril
    Interesting and provocative poem. So, reading your poetry helps my mind to expand...
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