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01-07-2004 5:30 PM

Star Dust

With the Northern Lights come many mites
Which carry their story to us.
Tho’ tis hard to glean from each little gene
The story that’s in the dust.

Codes now reveal life’s story we’ll
Carry within each of us.
True it is scary just how little we vary
But carry this story we must.

It’s quite a grand scheme, our Creator’s dream
To bury within the dust
In each little lobe of every microbe
The essence of life in trust

Through space and time it’s truly sublime
That from these seeds will bust
And finally grow into the life we know
On our speck as glides though the dust

In our global thaw it was man’s luck of the draw
To evolve into a form
That can truly dream a glimpse of His scheme
On a world that is still warm

And maybe somehow, probably not now
But sooner than later we must
All realize man’s minute size
And how small his part in the Cosmic must!

J. Perry 2003

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Message 2 of 2 (77522)
01-10-2004 1:17 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by perry
01-07-2004 5:30 PM

An excerpt from the book "What do you care what other people think?" in the chapter "The value of science" by Richard Feynman.

There are the rushing waves
mountains of molecules
each stupidly minding its own business
trillions apart
yet forming white surf in unison

Ages on ages
before any eyes could see
year after year
thunderously pounding the shore as now.
For whom,for what?
On a dead planet
with no life to entertain.

Never at rest
tortured by energy
wasted prodigiously by the sun
poured into space.
A mite makes the sea roar.

Deep in the sea
all molecules repeat
the patterns of one another
till complex new ones are formed.
They make others like themselves
and a new dance starts.

Growing in size and complexity
living things
masses of atoms
dancing a pattern ever more intricate.

Out of the cradle onto dry land
here it is
atoms with consciousness
matter with curiosity.

Stands at the sea,
wonders at wondering:I
a universe of atoms
an atom in the universe.

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