Patti Masterman


A Beakers Full of Love


Life is so mesmerizing
The sky above-
Bottomless, endless, unfathomable
Impossible distances holding the secret of
Everything that exists:
The universal chemistry kit
Which came complete with organic
Self- replicating life
Looking up, I can't imagine
All that I know and love
Came out of one furnace, one autoclave:
Art and music and living beings
Books and medicine and science
Things still unimagined right now
Maybe it's all in an obscure book
On some magicians shelf
That becomes a three dimensional
Panorama, only when he opens it
And our millenia are but
A moments ponder in his study
And he's off to yet more bubbling worlds
Stirring the seething cauldrons
Making forms out of mind
Making universes out of nothingness
And a beakers-full of love.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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  • * Sunprincess * (5/11/2014 6:23:00 PM)

    ................this is a great write, an original and I love there is a magician....truly enjoyed.... (Report) Reply

  • C. Cruz (4/5/2012 9:48:00 AM)

    A universal chemistry kit indeed and you seem, like Aristotle, to have captured some of the essences of the mixtures of life. Nice write. (Report) Reply

  • Jim Troy (8/7/2011 4:14:00 AM)

    The sheer beauty of your being able to see this in that wonderful mind of your
    speaks volumes and agrees with your every consideration. What a searching
    and loving mind you have my dear friend (Report) Reply

  • Lorenzo Costigliolo (10/5/2010 8:19:00 PM)

    A nice introspection of the wonderful plethora of experiences that are neverending and so oft forgotten. How I wish to have been able to write about them all from the very beginning. (Report) Reply

  • warner treuter (8/17/2010 7:06:00 PM)

    You have all this and yet you think of more? Seriously, one of the best guesses I've seen yet. (Report) Reply

  • William Lindenmuth (7/1/2010 10:15:00 AM)

    my initial thoughts was that this was some sort of modern day conversion to Harry Potter, I do find myself agreeing with Ken (other comment) I may not be a religious person by nature but i am spiritual and i do beleive in a God, womeone who orchestrates the music of the spheres, and weaves a tapestry of life,
    in asuch a beautiful way that only faith can explain it. great thought provoking write (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (5/13/2010 4:52:00 PM)

    Clever words but to your question in this thoughtful poem I think it was that fellow called God that did all this wonder...great poem
    regards (Report) Reply

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