Drop Saturn in water, it floats, one citrine Fruit Loop in a bowl of milk, gently spinning. Earth’s sky cracks open like a geode where (they say) the deep blizzard of light has raged fifteen billion years. They say, sunspots created Stradivari, wood that sings with a tongue shaped like the arrow of time. They say, a tablespoon of neutron star weighs ten billion tons - this will likely damage your teacup. They say, at the center of most galaxies, there’s a black hole Fall in, and you stretch like taffy - atoms neutrons quarks innerspace drawing out like fishing line. In space, matter spirals and tears apart, violence that is quasar vaporous light spouting jets of electricity, unblackening sunless sky. They say white hole spray light like geysers.
Universe encases, seeps into crevices breaks open cracks fills holes in the world. Universe is small things - what fits in a purse, the bowl of the hand, the ocular lens. (They say stars twinkle because we see them through wafting atmospheres.) Behold our celestial history through a hole in the planet, through the eye of a telescope. Let cosmic grandeur seep into crevices, split wide the narrow fissure, and nestle within an iris’ auroric ring. The orphan moon is drifting away from Earth cooling rotations missing tides until the fishing line snaps.
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Corroborations 2013 was held at the University Libraries, The University of South Dakota, from January 28 – May 3, 2013. The Corroborations 2013 exhibition paired USD visual arts and poetry majors in order to create new collaborative work and to both broaden acceptance and appreciation of alternative art disciplines.