‘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) NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) One Response Beatriz October 4, 2013 I love this sonnet and image! (My husband’s an astronomer.) Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.