Poetry – The First Waves – A poem about the creation of life.

Poetry – The First Waves – A poem about the creation of life.

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The first waves

This is another poem about the creation of the first organism; the progenitor from which all life on this planet evolved.

That molecular voyage was a miracle of stupendous complexity -0 the origination of life. Because of its wondrous unlikely inception we have layered it with mysticism and religion. I see it with awe and wonder as miraculous science – another incredible product of this incredible universe.

We should pay homage to the brilliance of such a manifestation.

Life is probably the greatest glory of the amazing universe we live in.

Life is so complex and unlikely event that it is almost beyond belief.

But in an infinite universe, which is so vast and has existed so long, even the most unlikely event is bound to happen.

It happened here and we may be unique. Not only that but we have the senses and intelligence to experience it.

This is a homage to that first simple coming together of organic molecules that was the first step towards the stupendous range of life we see around us.

 

The First waves

As the first waves broke

On the lonely shore

The prime molecules cloyed

To create

In total blindness

On the first day

A new

Origination.

 

New merging,

New combination,

Forever changing,

Rearranging,

Endlessly,

With no destination,

Just because

They could.

 

Opher 30.10.2015

4 thoughts on “Poetry – The First Waves – A poem about the creation of life.

  1. ‘The most unlikely event ‘ so unlikely that some believe it must have been guided by some external power.
    Richard Dawkins in his Blind Watchmaker goes to great length to discuss abiogenesis and has a real problem with mathematical chance. Once self- replicating molecules like DNA are created things are fine and natural selection kicks off. There are suggestions from some scientists that the whole of creation is a computer simulation . Nick Bostrom
    discusses the simulation argument — it’s complicated.

    1. Yes, there is a real mystery here. It makes for an interesting discussion. How did a DNA molecule, with meaning, become extant? Yet the idea of some guiding force is even more preposterous.

  2. Carl Sagan loved his pale blue dot and used it to make us realise how insignificant we are , but everything depends on your view point and the human brain may well be the most complicated thing in the galaxy.

    1. I think you are right. And what a flawed brain it is – capable of both wonders and horrors! But given the scale we are indeed little more than bacteria crawling around on the surface of a planet.

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