Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads:  Physics With Bjorn
Brownian Motion
“Today let us look into a microscope and consider Brownian Motion, which is the random motion of particles suspended in a fluid that can be observed through a microscope. 
When this was first described by Robert Brown in 1827 when looking at pollen suspended in a solution. At that time atoms and molecules was just a wild theory and the movements he observed seemed random and unpredictable. It was not until 1905 when Albert Einstein came up with a comprehensive theory that the reason was collision from the invisible molecules in the fluid, and that the movement could be explained (if not predicted). Therefore it constituted one of the first concrete evidences of the building.blocks of matter.” 

“Think about concepts like apparent randomness, of motion and of what we cannot see. Maybe you can imagine being puppeteered like pollen in a fluid, or just dance to randomness and see where you end up.”

Rising from bottom,
bubbles float, dance
and skip in golden circles.
Some are tiny, others
large as they effervesce
in a foam–like finish
at the top of a champagne glass,
and then, vanish.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to Bubbles

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    How timely, bubbles in a champagne glass at new years. Very cool.


  2. Kerry O'Connor says:

    This reminds me how short-lived such celebrations, such as New Year, are. Too soon the bubbles burst.


  3. othermary says:

    I like the way you suggest how fleeting life is through thses bubbles. Happy New Year.


  4. As the others say, say I. So simple and like but also very deep. Very nice


  5. Indeed… and after we have cheered remains alas the hangover.

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  6. gillena says:

    Lovely New Years imaging

    Happy New Year Sara



  7. Candy says:

    Well done – happy, happy new year

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  8. Beautiful!! 💜 Happy New Year! 😀


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