By Rachel Watts (UK)
“I wrote the poem in 2017, a year after my diagnosis, when I was trying to make sense of things. I then created the picture this summer.”
Just atoms being creative
What if atoms got bored?
What if the Universe decided to explore itself?
Stardust and starlight – Substance and power
Separate they just exist,
Combined they lie.
Out of chaos emerges beauty and form
Interaction and connection generates being and thought
Diverse creations challenging the current opinion.
The mighty oak is a powerhouse capturing starlight
The eagle is stardust defying gravity
The horse is grass in action
The cat is the power of many mice.
Constant but temporary
Eternal but fleeting in form
The Universe has too much to explore to bestow immortality
It is busy seeking its own enlightenment.
Life – just atoms being creative.