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Saturday, 2 June 2012

Cloud Computing

I had a mental picture once -
I must have been quite small -
of God (I'll call him that), but not
in mankind's image, not
an ancient, bearded guy.
A someone-thing in everything,
in everything on earth.

I think I didn't care too much
for this one God idea.
It didn't seem to fit
but all around me made it clear:
There's No One else in town.
So stuck with Him distributed
and every blob of Him wired in
to all the other blobs...

and this, please note, way way before
computing in a cloud was born.
I wonder then: could I not claim
some intellectual rights?





15 comments:

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Think you could Dave!

Anna :o]

kaykuala said...

Yes you could well have! We get the feeling that we've thought of things and was ahead of time. If only it could have been unraveled at that point of time and sorted out! Great thoughts Dave!

Hank

Kass said...

Oh yes, claim your rights!
Intriguing ideas in this poem.

Brian Miller said...

ha, intriguing view of god and i like the 'there is no one else in town' small view of him contrasting your cloud...so surely you should have some rights...we all want a right to ownership of god...smiles.

Mary said...

In some ways 'the cloud' is as difficult to comprehend as God is; but it seems one can't escape either one!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Nice poem, Dave!

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Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Great poem. well...I think you should claim intellectual rights if you found how to do it and who really address!

Steve Piper said...

Completely marvelous! I so get this one, and love it! I always thought the bearded guy in the big chair was Santa Claus. When I joined church, I discovered that Santa was in fact most people's understanding of the god they worshipped. But to me, God is a Spirit, not a person or thing. Thank you for sharing your poem.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Dave,

I like your ideas within this poem very much....The Cloud, in computing terms and God, as we like to think of Him, are both 'somewhere up there,' offering security and an opportunity to unburden ourselves. Placing our trust in the unseen.

Eileen

Windsmoke. said...

God works in mysterious ways and wears many masks :-).

haricot said...

Veru modest idea concerning to God.
But without such modesty himan being would take a wrong way again.

Dave King said...

hyperCRYPTICal
Thanks for your suppport!

Hank
But a guy may dream! Thanks Hank.

Kass
Appreciate the backup!

Brian
Exactly so! He belongs to us as much as we to Him!

Mary
There is much truth in what you say. Neither is wholly explicable in our normal tongue!

Rachna
Thanks. Appreciated.

Tommaso
Ah, you go straight to the snag!

Steve
You're right, probably the most common concept of God is that of a celestial form of Santa.
Many thanks for visiting and for stopping by to comment. Good to have you aboard.

Eileen
I very much like the comparison you draw. Thanks for it, it takes the thought on a bit, I feel.

Windsmoke
Indeed. Difficult to see the cloud as a mask, so difficult to penetrate it.

Haricot
Good point. Yes, I think you could well be on to something.

A Cuban In London said...

Indeed, you could! :-)

Greetings from London.

Kutamun said...

I think the Qabalists call that place Chokma, very exalted vision !