Saturday, 5 May 2018

1 Poem by Allegra Jostad Silberstein

Quantum Entanglement

When I first heard these words
first heard the vague explanation
of particles entangled
I thought to myself, of course,
the heart knew it all along:
the enchanted evening syndrome
where you see someone across the
crowded room and know you’re
connected...
               

                   I understood
this without naming it
the first time your eyes met mine
...some particle of my body
                      a part of you...
             
through years and centuries
we have evolved...
who knows what split particles
have entered...who knows
the unknown
             quantum entanglements
that teach
         the strumming of the heart


Bionote

Allegra grew up on a farm in Wisconsin but has lived in California since 1963.  Her love of poetry began as a child when her mother would recite poems as she worked.  In addition to three chapbooks and one book, she is widely published in journals. In 2010 she became the first Poet Laureate of Davis. Allegra also performs with the The Third Stage dance company.


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