Tellus magazine has published two poems by Dr Emma Gee, based on extracts from Lucretius’ “On the Nature of the Universe” .
“The world is full of anarchy – just look around.
not everything aspires towards the middle:
things within earth’s sphere of influence
might to the eye wrap round a central point:
earth and water and the sea’s meniscus
fed by mountain torrents;
but gamine fire and slender breath of air
strain like rebellious kids to break away
from parent sea and earth…”
(On the Nature of the Universe 1.1083-1113)
The complete poems “The Universe is Chaos” and “Hidden Motion” appear in issue 6 of Tellus, available from their website.