Roy Ernest Ballard


Big Bang - Poem by Roy Ernest Ballard



Some power, dominion or some prince of light
fired up a furnace, fierce beyond all measure,
with melts unknown and cast into the night
upon the void, a valiant new treasure.
It burst out with fantastic gluons, quarks
and spinning leptons in a swelling choir
of undiscovered things that flew in sparks
upon a rising thunderhead of fire.
Time stretched its legs and space uncurled
its knots and tangles; unsnarled twisted skeins;
set free its strings to weave another world,
to mass its stars in gravitating chains.
Most strange of all: upon a minor shelf
a piece of this is conscious of itself.

Topic(s) of this poem: man, universe

Form: Sonnet


Comments about Big Bang by Roy Ernest Ballard

  • Dimitrios Galanis (1/16/2016 3:10:00 PM)


    A brilliant poem.I have never heard of you or your poems.This is the first one to read. Just by chance.But I can assure you that you write as a very very good poet. (Report) Reply

    Roy Ballard Roy Ballard (1/16/2016 4:10:00 PM)

    Dear Dimitrios,
    I like your poetry too.
    Roy

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 16, 2016

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 17, 2016


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