I have several books that give a number for the speed of light as being at least 300,000 kilometers a second many times faster if not infinitely faster than sound at a mere 331 kilometers a second. An online estimate of the distance between Russia and the U.S. is given as 8,638 kilometers; so if … More Russia’s and America’s supersonic rockets
From a-top the lake’s old hill The view to the sky Appears Blue draped In the sunlight. In the courtyard of Chinese tombs An antique dial Casts a shadow about 2; And through its angular perfection On stone Time slips. Beneath apple smells Amidst conversation Timed to a restless horse rhythm And the longing to … More Time and Sunlight
It was about this time last year that you threaded the yellow-green banana peppers and strung them across the wooden spice cabinet over the old gas stove. As the weather grew colder we watched them wither one by one, turn orange-yellow and finally, a crisp Chinese red. You picked the last two in January when … More A YEAR
Looking for time, We find him nowhere Watching clocks, nor near the sun’s way We may subdivide his tickings Till he’s scarcely more than air: He who gives dimension meaning And counting to his tether Makes infinity his contrary.