Great Discoveries of Love
Like Galileo looking at stars and planets
through his telescope,
I see the light in your eyes.
Just as dinosaur bones are found
buried in rock strata,
we discover a love as old as time.
Like Gregor Mendel’s
our love is expressed in varied colors.
Just as Leeuwenhoek found the miracle
of microscopic life in pond water,
we find life’s wonders in ordinary things.
As cosmonaut Valentina Tereskova
explored outer space,
we explore the inner spaces of our minds.
Like the “forty-niners”
mining for gold in California,
I find my treasures in your heart.
As Gandhi changed the world
through nonviolent means,
we live in peace.
As Florence Nightingale
made hospitals survivable,
we take care of each other.
Oil from wells in Titusville
brought new energy to the world,
Likewise, you energize me.
Like Jaques Cousteau,
diving deep into the oceans,
we explore the depths of feeling.
As Sir Edmund Hillary’s expedition
climbed to the peak of Everest,
we climb the heights of inspiration.
Even as Pompeii
was buried by Vesuvius,
we will soon be buried.
I hope, when we are discovered
under the ash and hardened lava,
I will still be holding your hand.
Copyright© 2020 by Cheryl Batavia