Tuesday, October 04, 2011


A team of European scientists has reportedly clocked a flock of subatomic particles called neutrinos moving at just a shade over the speed of light. According to Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity, that can’t be, since light, which cruises along at about 186,000 miles per second (299,000 km/sec.), is the only thing that can go that fast.
—Was Einstein Wrong? A Faster-Than-Light-Neutrino could Be Saying Yes, TIME (23 September 2011)

Light is always convinced
on the eternal, its hand
running over all things.

It plies on every curve
and edge, turns them precious
with delicate clarity:

dew on germilina leaf,
steam off boiling pot,
the midmorning laundry.

On the first hour of day
even streets surrender
to its touch, calcified,

becoming changeless,
devoted to stay true
to where they lead us.

But as new findings tell
something flits faster
than the speed of light,

is there a need for worry?
What could be quicker
than what we deem as right?

It seems this is the time
to consider learning now
where our prayers hurtle to.

And though a few things
have to be lost in order
to be found, it is safe to say

they have reached the light,
seen it head-on, neither dazed
nor blinded, just fulfilled.

1 comment:

Love said...

its always nice to be back.. =)