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The Sciences Sing a Lullabye


Physics says: go to sleep. Of course
you’re tired. Every atom in you
has been dancing the shimmy in silver shoes
nonstop from mitosis to now.
Quit tapping your feet. They’ll dance
inside themselves without you. Go to sleep.

Geology says: it will be all right. Slow inch
by inch America is giving itself
to the ocean. Go to sleep. Let darkness
lap at your sides. Give darkness an inch.
You aren’t alone. All of the continents used to be
one body. You aren’t alone. Go to sleep.

Astronomy says: the sun will rise tomorrow,
Zoology says: on rainbow-fish and lithe gazelle,
Psychology says: but first it has to be night, so
Biology says: the body-clocks are stopped all over town
and
History says: here are the blankets, layer on layer, down and down. 

Date: 2017-05-28 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindahoyland.livejournal.com
What a glorious picture!

Date: 2017-05-28 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] med-cat.livejournal.com
Pleased you liked it! Some people are so talented at making these GIFs :)

Date: 2017-05-28 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] med-cat.livejournal.com
You're welcome! I'd come across that poem on the greatpoets comm, a while back, and thought of it when I saw the GIF.

(also, might be best to also save the poem elsewhere, in case...;)

Date: 2017-05-30 11:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] med-cat.livejournal.com
Hee hee, good idea then :)

I know, right? A different branch of the arts, I know, but--I look at some paintings sold for exorbitantly high prices, too, and wonder why it's considered art :P

And--perhaps you can look into publishing? At the least, yourdailypoem.com takes submissions from readers ;)

Date: 2017-05-31 11:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] med-cat.livejournal.com
Oh :( Sorry to hear that, I remember they used to take submissions from readers..

Date: 2017-05-28 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debriswoman.livejournal.com
Quite taken with this:-)

Date: 2017-05-28 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] med-cat.livejournal.com
Pleased you enjoyed it :)

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