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Thursday 25 October 2012

Fragmentary Ruminations on The Natural Man and Nature

A Möbius strip (image from the Wikipedia web site)
Did you ever imagine
yourself in the tenth dimension?

(Super strings
vibrating in the tenth dimension
create the sub atomic particles.)

Suppose yourself a cube.
You were born a sphere.
but in growing you have morphed
into a cube.
Imagine your life in time
stretched out behind you
like the projection of a map...
that's the fourth dimension!

Or add one more dimension
to a Mobius Strip/

A brain contains a hundred billion cells,
the Milky Way a hundred billion stars.
Your brain has more connections
then the universe has galaxies*

We speak of Nature's Laws
but are they Nature's Laws
or the laws of someone/some-
thing else -- a supra nature --
that's controlling it?

In any image 
lovely to the eyes
a rhythm lies.

*For "universe" read "known universe".


Mary said...

Amazing that the brain has a hundred billion cells and the Milky Way a hundred billion stars. So very hard to contemplate this number.......of anything in the 'known universe.'

Brian Miller said...

this is wicked cool...i have read hawkings books just to be fascinated and i love how you play with these very difficult concepts...it is mind blowing really...and makes for great verse as well...

Anonymous said...

Hi Dave - you handle this type of inquiry very well in verse. With such a light touch, and a kind of inherent humor. I've never had a problem believe in natural rhythms and symmetries! I mean, they are everywhere! But dimensions now--crazy. k.

Tabor said...

You certainly have an imagination that expands like the universe. What a ride!

Janine Bollée said...

Those twisted rings have always annoyed me immensely. And I can't even figure out why.
Your supra nature idea is getting quite popular now.

sewa mobil jakarta said...

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Tommaso Gervasutti said...

I was fascinated in the eighties by the Mobius strip...I enjoyed your ruminations, the final stanza though is not a rumination, it a powerful flash.

Cloudia said...

Carved in Lucite,
for posterity
this pure work
should be.

Complexity freshly exposed with
brevity, clarity, 'spaciousness'
modest brilliance.

Repays the reader, overpays!

How do YOU do such quality so regularly?

Warm Aloha from Honolulu
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A Cuban In London said...

I would also add "unknown" as I don't know what lies beynd those hundred billion stars. I love the part about the human brain. The older I get the more fascinated I am with our brains. I refuse to call it a computer or machine. It's a thing of beauty and wonder. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Carl said...

Oh went went heavy today. I love it!

Linda said...

Very neat, Dave, great imagination.

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you. So much.

Dave King said...

Yes, the coincidence got to me. Nature - creation - never ceases to amaze.

I agree about the mind blowing! Thanks.

I agree. Absolutely. I listen to these guys sometimes and wonder if they're just having a laugh. Dimensions in its usual sense as well - still impossib;e to conceive.

Sounds like I'm about to pop! Ah, well. Much thanks.

Yup they irritate me, too.
That supra nature is becoming popular, I didn't know. Thanks for saying.

Much thans for this. I did visit you, but couldn't manage the language. Good to have your visit.

Thanks for this - especially the final flash. Much appreciated.

Again, I am i8n your debt. A much appreciated response.

A Cuban in London
I agree completely. Computer or machine sure under sells the brain!

Thanks Carl. Appreciated.

Thanks. Good to know your thoughts.

The Elephant's Child
And ditto. Much thanks.