Saturday, November 9, 2013

Poems and the Universe: We Are Stardust

Thanks to Kathy Flora for this image
Well maybe it's not exactly made of poems (I favor green cheese). But we poets sing about the universe. Joni Mitchell has a phrase in her song "Woodstock" that "we are stardust." Chet Raymo, the great writer, astronomer, and physicist, says that we are literally stardust. Every atom in our beings was forged in a star. Every atom of every thing in our world was forged in a star. "We are stardust, we are golden, and we've got to get ourselves back to the Garden" (Joni Mitchell).

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