Poetry – Meaning


Forged in the centre of a star

                Where atoms are stripped

                                And split,

The molecules of my mind were created.

As it spewed its substance forth

                In a supernova blast,


The nascent energy permeated.

Into matter, carbon and DNA

                In wondrous meaning


As if all life was fated.

The unique fire was lit,

                A spark of consciousness,

                                Of life,

A spark that cannot be equated.

For without that spark

                The whole infinite universe

                                Is meaningless

In darkness unalleviated.

Opher – 19.12.2019

I find it hard to imagine and a joy to wonder at, that all the matter and energy in the universe blasted into existence in the instant of the Big Bang. That naked, basic matter, condensed in stars, nuclear dynamos of heat and pressure, in which the more complex elements were created.

So all the atoms of my planet and my body emanated from the inferno of a star.

Those suns spawned matter and give light and warmth to nourish life. They are truly the gods of the heavens. No wonder primitive people worshiped them.

But it is us that give this incredible spectacle meaning.

2 thoughts on “Poetry – Meaning

  1. Opher – It all begs the question: were we created so that our creator could observe the world through its own eyes and wonder at the beauty of it all?

    ‘That all the matter and energy in the universe blasted into existence in the instant of the Big Bang.’ – Who knows for sure if this is the case? The matter we know and that makes up all stars and galaxies accounts for only 5% of the content of the universe. It is hypothesized, 27% of the universe is Dark Matter, 68% of the universe is Dark Energy. I’ve read nothing to suggest that Dark Matter and Dark Energy were products of the Big Bang? Perhaps dark matter, and dark energy have always existed as the underlying, essential, fundamental fabric of the universe upon which matter coagulates and is made observable. Dark Energy physics is a relatively new frontier in science.

    I think the nature of our universe, whose cosmic forces spawn and organise the building blocks of life should contain mysteries beyond our understanding. If it didn’t keep hold its deep secrets, where then would be the wonder that has us reach beyond our grasp for understanding?


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