(ten poems from Allan Brown's forthcoming book: 
Shape and Shade) 
Brownian Motion is the rapid random movement of small particles (such as pollen) when suspended in a fluid environment. This motion results from totally mechanical, molecular collisons, but when viewed through a microscope it gives the impression of chaotic, teeming life invisible to the naked eye. Einstein's mathematical explanation of the phenomenon contributed to his winning of the Nobel Prize. Allan Brown has not won the Nobel prize, but his literary 'explanation' of the apparently erratic and random trajectories of human emotions as individual souls collide at subliminal levels is also profound. The magnifying lens of his poetry allows us to examine closely these collisions. And with sight comes insight. 

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