I’m not sure is this really works yet. I might have to work on it some more. It depends on the meter of the words, certain speeding up and slowing down and the heavy emphasis of certain key words. I think you’d have to hear me read it to judge whether the flow is correct or not.
I wanted to produce an ode to that wondrous molecule chlorophyll. Without it our atmosphere would not have oxygen, life would not have developed aerobically and evolved into such sophisticated and elaborate beauty. All the animal kingdom would not exist.
Chlorophyll, a molecule of great complexity and wondrous properties converts sunlight to food and oxygen and powers nearly all life on this planet. Without it we’d all be slime.
Thank you chlorophyll. I love your green.
The Green Marvel
The green marvel of molecular architecture
Constructed of magnesium and iron,
Folded in organic delight
To attract the light and excite.
As electrons zip and water is split
Releasing hydrogen to do its will;
Mopping up carbon from the air
To create all the wonders of the organic;
To produce profusions of oxygen to spill
Into the atmosphere to boost life
Into the stratosphere of the evolutionary manic.
What an emerald wonder
To transform a planet and unleash life
To new heights of the organic.
Blue planet of water
Now green planet of organisms so rife
That they challenge the secrets of the universe
And explore the Big Bang’s daughter.
For chlorophyll it was the wonder of you
That unleashed this amazing storm;
That set the ball rolling down evolution’s gangplank
And clothed the bare rock
With the colours of a new dawn.
Without your twists and turns
There’d be no eyes to see
Or claws to shock.
Pigment with such transforming properties
To change atmosphere and great green seas,
To enable profusion of such complexities
That we are here to ponder your abilities.
You are the wonder
Of the world.
What magic chemistry
Set your sophisticated form
So that this spectrum of life
Could be unfurled?