Glass- a molten mass in the furnace-
Drawn out into silvery blobs:
Then blown into shape, patterned, embossed,
As vase, goblet, chalice, bowl.
Glass- drawn into tapering points,
Clear through, with unplumbed velvety depths
Polished smooth and soft: and brittle.
Glass- many-faceted cut crystal:
Brilliant lines and patterns
Clear, cool and symmetrical.
Beauty captured as solid image–
A frozen ballet or concert-
A painting of moonlit wings;
As the chemist coldly states-
“Supercooled sodium silicate”–
I wonder , does the Creator say softly–
Only a human being-
Only some carbon-based life?