Cosmic Gall

Neutrinos, they are very small.
They have no charge and have no mass
And do not interact at all.
The earth is just a silly ball
To them, through which they simply pass.
Like dustmaids down a drafty hall
Or photons through a sheet of glass.
They snub the most exquisite gas,
Ignore the most substantial wall,
Cold shoulder steel and sounding brass.
Insult the stallion in his stall,
And, scorning barriers of class.
Infiltrate you and me. Like tall
And painless guillotines, they fall
Down through our heads into the grass.
At night, they enter at Nepal
And pierce the lover and his lass
From undemeath the bed—^you call
It wonderful; I call it crass.


Neutrinos wonderful or crass?

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 Collected Poems, 1953-1993
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Updike, John (2012-04-25), Collected Poems, 1953-1993, Random House LLC, Retrieved on 2014-05-29
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    23 MAR 2013

     Science and Naturalism in Poetry

    Poems on science and nature.
    Folksonomies: nature science poetry poems
    Folksonomies: nature science poetry poems