The eighth book in the Legendary Women of World History series will be “Hypatia of Alexandria” about one of the greatest astronomers of the ancient world. Her murder, along with associated burnings of ancient libraries, plunged the West into the theocratic dark ages where Church dogma silenced scientists and endangered the lives of anyone who dared read scientific discoveries made by non-Christians.
Here is my first poem dedicated to Hypatia:
Sing to me the music of the stars
How the wanderers dance around the Earth and moon!
Show me the geometry of the heavens and of the Earth,
Polygons and polyhedrons in all their glorious splendour!
Let the secrets of Nature reveal themselves to me
Let my mind never falter to perceive their Mysteries.
For herein lies the true genius of the Divine.