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Poem by Margaret Cavendish


Of Aiery Atomes


THE Atomes long, which streaming Aire makes,
Are hollow, from which Forme Aire softnesse takes.
This makes that Aire, and water neer agree,
Because in hollownesse alike they be.
For Aiery Atomes made are like a Pipe,
And watry Atomes, Round, and Cimball like.
Although the one is Long, the other Round;
Yet in the midst, a hollownesse is found.
This makes us thinke, water turnes into Aire,
And Aire often runs into water faire.
And like two Twins, mistaken they are oft;
Because their hollownesse makes them both soft. 



Margaret Cavendish


Margaret Cavendish's other poems:
  1. What Atomes Make Death
  2. The Weight of Atomes
  3. What Atomes Make the Wind Collick
  4. Of Sharpe Atomes
  5. Cavendish


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