A Great Arc

by Kevin T. McEneaney

Glance up sometime at a clear midnight sky

to see the Cosmos, those jewels of the night,

as Aristotle once coined them long ago.


One is wonder-struck with awe and power—

fire rages across the universe:

a Great Arc of humongous galaxies

has just been discovered, great galaxies

so large they challenge Relativity,

thus, our General Theory may be local,

not the universal concept we hope.


To think of the size of the universe

makes our little garden plot trivial.

Astronomy remains a mystery.

Compared to stars, what is our history?