“Natur is weder Kern noch Schale, “Nature is neither kernel nor shell,
Alles est mit Einemmale.” “but is both at the same time.”
No beginning and no end -
In the Garden it had a closer
relationship to Eve than did Adam.
Yet we know nothing of its
character, form, weight, and size.
Force and Matter to become one,
pledge fealty to each other
by length of eternal clocks,
invite their circle of loyal onlookers
to witness their vows,
applaud their seamless union.
One made in heaven cannot compare
with the unbroken interwoven
cycle of matter and force.
To separate one from the other
is to destroy the fabric of the universe.
The Wedding Dance
It celebrates two as one
with rings in undeniable
swinging each other round
and round until they spin as one.
The intrinsic charm of attraction
extends its magic to keep the fire
going and allow no rest.
Motion is all there is.
It is not an option, disallowed by laws
of nature and those of spirit.
Life without struggle has no charm.
What is done to one is felt by the other.
They do not exist without each other
and must remain locked in motion forever.
If you deliver them to death,
return them to dust, out of their
coffin will spring the blossoms
of a new life.
There will be no burial,
no marker or dates,
for like a poem, there can
be no separation of content
and form and no end to
the committed joining.
Without the finite, there is no infinite.
Without time, there is no eternity.
Without an eye, there is no seeing.
Without a brain, there is no thinking.
Without matter, there is no force.
Evie Groch supervises in Graduate Schools of Education. Her opinion pieces, humor, poems, short stories, & recipes have been published in the New York Times, The SF Chronicle, The Contra Costa Times, The Journal, Games Magazine, anthologies and online. Her work has won her recognition and awards. Traveling inspires her.