Poetry – Wonder of life

Wonder of life

Accumulation and compression

Giving light and heat.

Nuclear reaction

Dancing to the beat.

As a universe comes alive

We hear, see and touch:

Spawning life and consciousness

Without which, there isn’t much.

Straight out of the atom –

The substance of life

Pours forth into the cosmos

Until all life is rife.

Opher – 19.12.2019

I sometimes imagine a universe without life, with no eyes to see its stars, no consciousness to wonder at it.

All that majesty, all that might, all that wonder, with nobody to appreciate it.

What a waste that would be.

I cannot help thinking that it is us, all life on earth, that gives the whole universe meaning. Without us there is no-one to ponder, love and glory in its staggering scope and glory.

The universe is a wondrous place. At least we are here to appreciate that.