From a book on poetry of Physics, Math, & Astronomy (where I saw the above poem wroteup)


faint in deep space immense as a brain down through the thought- shaft it drifts, a wale of light to which the retina opens and is entered time and space dis- appearing as the mind recedes to a soundless flickering somewhere deeper than consciousness where, permanent as change a whorl of light rides, wheeling in darkness

~ Richard Ryan

(b. 1946)