Poetry – Once


Only once!


In eternity,

                Out of nothing,

                                Into something!

From mineral

                To animal!

From mindless

                To conscious!


                Of how


There was nothing!


Opher 12.5.2019

There are the usual amazing things that boggle my mind – Like how a whole universe of zillions of stars came out of nothing – or how a bunch of minerals on a tiny planet in a minor galaxy all came together to form something that we describe as being alive – or how that life evolved to create feelings, consciousness and was even able to contemplate the wonders around it.


But hey – I don’t feel the need to create something even more fantastical to explain it. I’m content to be boggled.

Poetry – Something of Nothing

Something of Nothing

What happens when there’s something

Cascading out of nothing?

For what reason?

Then something aware of something

Thinking about nothing?

Thinking about all time?

Thinking about itself?

And reeling

Before the immensity

Of the journey

It is on.

Reeling before the enormity

Of where it finds itself.

Reeling before the wonder

Of its inability to wonder.

Reeling before the impossibilities

Of what has happened

And busy

Creating fictions

To explain.

Opher 30.7.2018

It is a recurrent theme of mine to find myself contemplating the Big Bang.

Here we are sitting on a rock in space daring to contemplate the vastness before us and the whole panoply of time and understand it.

Here we are creating answers.

It is no wonder that our answers are not very good.

Can the germs in the toilet understand the arse that descends or the squirt of domestos? I think not.

Perhaps we should just relish the manna from heaven and not see everything as shit?

My beliefs – Awe and Wonder – The Big Bang.


My beliefs – Awe and Wonder – The Big Bang.


There are a number of things that simply do not make sense to me. They are hard for my mind to comprehend. That is probably not at all surprising given that the human brain is tiny and limited and the concepts we are trying to deal with are ginormous. We’ll probably never know. I find them fascinating to think about. They fill me with awe and wonder.


The Big Bang – The universe is expanding. If we extrapolate it back to a point we are back at the beginning.

I believe that this universe started with a big bang; that all matter and energy was spontaneously created out of nothing. Matter and antimatter, dark matter and energy burst into being and the universe came into existence.

I do not know how. I do not know if we are one of an infinite number of polyverses. I do not know what was before the Big Bang.

I believe science will tell us more and more but may never know. It might be beyond mankind’s understanding.

This is hard to accept.

I do not believe that this presumes the presence of a god – the creator. That is convenient but explains nothing to me. It seems a very human response and merely puts the mystery one step further away – where did god come from? Where was he living? What was there before god? Who gave him these divine powers? That seems even more simplistic and far-fetched.

I believe there is a mystery that is awe inspiring. Whatever caused it leaves me full of wonder.