OK, Bumba is still absorbed by the elegance and clarity of Eric Chaisson’s Epic of Evolution and offers the following haikus as a modest (well, not so modest) attempt to summarize that book as well as the wonders of the world in one set of haikus, accompanied by a song which you’ll hear if you click on the arrow.

Unbelievable
Energy

Becomes
Sub-atomic particles…

Energy is matter
Matter is energy
Einstein had it right

Atoms coalesce
Organic molecules
Form
Inevitably…

Organic molecules
Inevitably
Reproduce
Such is life

Worlds emerge
From dust
They come and go
Sing of glory
And better days…

Raise your glass
To Albert Einstein
And Charles Darwin

And Hank Williams too…

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