The Silent Universe by Bruce Boston

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Narrated by Bruce Boston

The Silent Universe by Bruce Boston
Illustration by Sue Babcock

Precisely counting
the number of angels
dancing on the head

of a speeding quark,
physicists discovered
the Higgs boson,

the God Particle,
that had no sermons
to preach to us,

no commandments
for us to obey,
with nothing

to tell us about
the nature of life
as we know it.


BIO: Bruce Boston is the author of more than fifty books and chapbooks, including the novels The Guardener’s Tale and Stained Glass Rain. His poetry has received the Bram Stoker Award, the Asimov’s Readers Award, and the Rhysling and Grand Master Awards of the SFPA. His fiction has received a Pushcart Prize, and twice been a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award (novel, short story). His latest poetry collection, Artifacts, is available from Amazon and other online booksellers.