Through heaven He gazed tenderly

Through heaven He gazed tenderly.
From there, that is right from the middle of the man,
the contours of the separateness dissolved
in the ever growing beauty.
In the same indescribable fraction of a moment,
the astrophysicist left the laboratory
with the corners of his lips raised like the victorious banners.
He’s just understood
that the smile is the only possible triumph
and the growing universe
is a continually voracious Love.