‘Uni-verse’ by Alan Nordstrom The Society June 30, 2013 Poetry 1 Comment Implicitly the Cosmos has design, Just as I hold the pattern in my mind Of how this sonnet’s feet and rhymes align With where some latent motive is inclined. One cannot see the sonnet’s form until It’s filled with what at last grows manifest, Expressing clearly its inherent will Confined till then within its covert chest. In fact just as this poem’s lines emerge, The universe at large evolves in time When motive, mass and energy converge As readily as reason does with rhyme. Consider then the universe as verse Writ large; or this the universe, but terse. Alan Nordstrom is a Professor of English at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. Featured Image: Spiral galaxy NGC 1232 (eso.org) Related Post ‘To a Red-Winged Black Bird on the Advent of Spring... To a Red-Winged Black Bird on the Advent of Spring For some a robin heralds in the Spring. Others: a crocus or a daffodil. My old man claims it’s... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail One Response Beatriz October 4, 2013 I love this sonnet and image! (My husband’s an astronomer.) Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.