Ode to the Elements

It begins and ends, life does

In nothing but elements
It shines and multiplies, life does
With nothing but elements

An atom when quiet and alone
Holds secrets and miracles
Once it unites, once it tones
Once the harmony writes a lyrical
Planets and stars are born

A star twinkled, its elements
Present in a child’s eyes
Such a magic never dies
For it is made of elements

Painting by Mary Southard –
Link – http://www.marysouthardart.org/paintings/