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Jean Valentine

Jean Valentine

Jean Valentine is the author of eleven books of poetry. She lives in New York City.

Notes from a Lecture by Sir Roger Penrose

"Before the Big Bang came the Remote Future."
Out of the heaviness, turning,
then opening,
spreading like fastwater,
open     cross over—

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Sir Roger is projecting transparencies, his
hand-drawn diagrams look like breasts,
and fields of tipping hourglasses.


"Before the Big Bang came the remote future":
a succession of aeons:  (but you don't have to
worry about that—

the join is perfectly smooth.
it doesn't look smooth from this angle, but it is.)"

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