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"Found" Poem by John C. Mannone

night sky, image by Gerd Altmann, on Pixabay

Gargantuan Universe

birthed from the mouth

of light

That light found

the entire sky

one supermassive

window of darkness

the individual One

provided the energy

(A “found poem” from the article “83 Gargantuan Black Holes Spotted Guzzling Down

Dinner at the Edge of the Universe”, by Stephanie Pappas, on, 3/19/19)

John C. Mannone has poems appearing/accepted in the 2020 Antarctic Poetry

Exhibition, North Dakota Quarterly, The Menteur, Blue Fifth Review, Poetry South,

Baltimore Review, and others. His poetry won the Impressions of Appalachia Creative

Arts Contest (2020). He was awarded a Jean Ritchie Fellowship (2017) in Appalachian

literature and served as celebrity judge for the National Federation of State Poetry

Societies (2018). His latest of three collections, Flux Lines: The Intersection of Science,

Love, and Poetry, is forthcoming from Linnet’s Wings Press (2020). He edits poetry for

Abyss & Apex and other journals. A retired physics professor, he lives near Knoxville,


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