The graceful lines of fluid-dynamic lives; The media in which they live and breathe; The movements of their very bodies soar and glide; So very little effort spent; how does flying feel machines do not impart it only in our dreams
[blank renku] Paul Guernsey © 2020
certainty is high
only having eyes for you
caution to the wind
Paul Guernsey © 2019/12/09
In 4 billion years, or so, our Milky Way galaxy will begin to merge with Andromeda. The merge will be complete in 7 billion years.
Night sky as Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies merge
Should we have ever bought the baby grand?
We'd go to visit at the mall. Each week
or so, we'd stroll into the music store
and think how much it needed to be ours.
Eventually, we paid the hefty price,
and into debt we went to have that piece
of wood, that lovely naked oaken gloss
with ringing strings delivered to our home.
We sold it in a year or two, but for
a while it was our own, and brought us joy,
if not a lot of music actual.
But dreams grow large when pretty, shiny
things enthrust themselves into your life.
Perhaps it wasn't worth the cost, Perhaps.
But now, the baby grand is metaphor
for Big Mistake, or Big Blue Sky idea
that makes no Earthly sense, but gathers speed
unto itself and beckons us to join
its sensual, entrancing naked dance.
Perhaps? "...perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub" 
So what, if every dream is too unreal?
To be, or not to be? The question still
remains, for without dreams, there is no life,
no life that's worth the salty sweat of time.
Paul Guernsey © 2019
 Borrowed without permission, but at least with attribution here, from Hamlet’s famous, “To be, or not to be?” soliloquy, by William Shakespeare , published 1603.
 Shakespeare also wrote blank verse. 
 The entire play, Hamlet is blank verse. 
 Including the soliloquy.
- Robert Bunsen, the German chemist who introduced it in 1855
- (from a design by Peter Desdega, who likely modified
- an earlier design by Michael Faraday), …
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