Edmund V. Strolis


From Molecules To Mozart - Poem by Edmund V. Strolis

Evolution, a potter's wheel, Spinning life from a cosmic debris
Not a stairway or a puzzle, nature's siblings, the birds and bees
They hover along the ocean's floor in impossible neon dreams
Dazzling displays of fierce feathers on high, strutting, preening.

Yet for all the world's showcase of moss, whale or flowers
I am thrilled that I can type away as a thinking human being
I am one to recognize that to live outside of miracles is impossible
I behold a miracle in the air as I rise, breathing in my oxygen sea

A hundred billion stars lace each hundred billion galaxies
An explosion of matter culminating in your world and mine
Unwound like a clock only to find questions as to what came before
Everything is a miracle from molecules to a Mozart masterpiece

No matter how the tale is told magic and mystery abound
Persistent first cell division, behold the miracle of insistent life
Behold the teeming cities, the cultures, the colorful human
Behold the miraculous spirit, magical imagination, daring pioneers

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

'The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen. …there is in life an element of elfin coincidence which people on the prosaic may perpetually miss. …wisdom should not reckon on the unforeseen.'
-G.K. Chesterton

Comments about From Molecules To Mozart by Edmund V. Strolis

  • Dimitrios Galanis (1/12/2016 11:23:00 AM)


    The greatness of the 'kosmos' described by the poetical greatness of your pen, plectra, my dear. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/10/2016 4:31:00 PM)


    Brilliant poem, loved every word you've written! this poem totally blends with thoughts in my mind, my curiosity piqued and imagination soaring in all directions, that in itself may be deemed a miracle I think. Your title is what
    drew me in being a musician - Mozart and molecules stirring my scientific intellect. Really great poem, enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn
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  • Kelly Kurt (1/9/2016 4:49:00 PM)


    Miracle equals magic and many things can appear that way, but most have beautiful and even well understood explanations. This does not detract but adds so much more (Report) Reply

    Edmund Strolis Edmund Strolis (1/9/2016 6:52:00 PM)

    A universe born from a single point of post-nothingness is magic. String theory is not an answer but a view of the incredible beauty of all creation.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (1/9/2016 1:12:00 PM)


    Wow...so amazing this is really. I behold a miracle in the air as I rise. Marvelous poem shared with wise vision.10 (Report) Reply

    Edmund Strolis Edmund Strolis (1/9/2016 6:41:00 PM)

    Where peace reigns and civility is allowed to flourish unbridled humanity shines. The ghetto is the result of a break in the chain with family and community.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 9, 2016

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 16, 2016


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