quinta-feira, maio 22, 2008

Biologists can stop them…

Physics says: go to sleep. Of course
you're tired. Every atom in you
has been dancing the shimmy in silver shoes
nonstop from mitosis to now.
Quit tapping your feet. They'll dance
inside themselves without you. Go to sleep.

Geology says: it will be all right. Slow inch
by inch America is giving itself
to the ocean. Go to sleep. Let darkness
lap at your sides. Give darkness an inch.
You aren't alone. All of the continents used to be
one body. You aren't alone. Go to sleep.

Astronomy says: the sun will rise tomorrow,
Zoology says: on rainbow-fish and lithe gazelle,
Psychology says: but first it has to be night, so
Biology says: the body-clocks are stopped all over town
History says: here are the blankets, layer on layer, down and down

Albert Goldbarth in “The Sciences Sing a Lullabye”
Imagem de Ewangpogi (“Running out of space and time”), retirada daqui


2 comentários:

Daniel disse...

Adorei a música! A poesia que o músico extrai da ciência dura é inacreditável né?

Beijos do Daniel

Canela disse...

É verdade Daniel! A Ciência tem muito de Poesia.