Fizzy Feelings and Fuzzy Physics 3: Motion (1)

By Noel Ihebuzor and Susan Daniels

Three balls dancing in space
in place lace us to the larger cosmic circles
of perpetual motion

The blue pearl spins on its toes
in never stopping rolls like a top
held in space in distant but constant hug
by the sun radiating
surges of magnetic and force fields

Locked in predictable patterns
but always surprising us;
the times of sunset known
but not its colors,
the exact flush and spectrum flash of sky
as the axis spins and shifts it to night colors

Rotating and revolving
centrifugal and centripetal discourses
neatly balanced as ordained though slightly inching

Our mother an eye, soft and smiling
a constant blue gaze unblinking,
but kind, a glowing awareness
logical in her turning;
her light beguiles and seduces
in its soft sparkling
as the moon, her hills, and blue seas
use their pulls in equations
to twirl, whirl, and swirl

Caressing and awakening the sleeping ocean
stirring, causes waves, tides, and surges
three balls hanging apart in space, moving
yet linked by invisible forces flowing from them
and causing motions and emotions to rise and ebb

And you and I, also
feel the pull, the irresistible forces
that draw our blood beneath skin,
that grasp our hands to lift and turn us
so we also spin and dance like these,
hoping that our weaker movement  too
will birth waves
and pools 

***Once again thoroughly enjoyed braiding lines with my physics lab partner, Noel, whose beautiful voice shines here 🙂

Noel’s voice is bolded, mine italicized.

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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8 Responses to Fizzy Feelings and Fuzzy Physics 3: Motion (1)

  1. Rhonda says:

    Sure wish I had you two as teachers. Would have made science and physics and astronomy and ‘biology’ a LOT more fun! Beautiful! (And don’t correct any mistakes I make with a red pencil, don’t like red pencil.)

  2. Susan, the feeling of joy is mutual!

  3. nelle says:

    Such celestial wonder, captured by word.

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