Women’s Stories of Successful Aging
Kay Dilger Metcalfe: Written Reflections on Aging
MOTION is not Stationary (2007)
In this poem, which she revised many times, Kay explores broad philosophical and spiritual questions. Here she shares understandings that have evolved throughout her long life and were influenced by reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Einstein, published in 2007.
by Kay Dilger Metcalfe (Rewritten 4-30-’07)
Science: The Universe has Suns which provide
Heat. Without that there would be no
The Wave Category is prominent in
Motion and is the Source of Seen and
Unseen or Unfelt Waves.
Seen Waves are discernible by way
of Man’s (humankind’s) senses.
Other Waves are not seen and also unfelt.
Waves are perpetual, not stationary, and
are among the Wonders of Life in
the areas of both Science and Religion.
Good works are in Perpetual Motion
Bad works are in Perpetual Motion.
Fostered by these various Waves.
Good works in their function
become over abundant then
Bad works will intervene and
take over –
They arrive at Balance, mid way
when going from one extreme to
Balance does not remain
Back & forth, Yin & Yang, Perpetual
Religion: The spiritual & aesthetic
Prayers may ride on Unseen Waves
and Rapport is consummated
with the Divine Spiritual Power
Science & Religion & Wonder
about Life over lap.
The impenetrable, truly exists.