"Found" Poem by John C. Mannone

May 22, 2020



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 Space.com, 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,   

      Tennessee. http://jcmannone.wordpress.com


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