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Perkins & Jordan – Win.10

Carrie Perkins and Michelle Jordan traded their work. Michelle gave Carrie the following poem:

Trojan Horse

This is my favorite time
You hold so much promise
And I can wait for reality
As I hold you in my hands

So full of potential
This can be and is
All I’ve ever wanted
As yet unrealized

Happiness not marred by imperfection
And the passing of time

Temporality is forgotten
In the moments before you fail me

Carrie painted this in response:

Trojan Horse

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Carrie gave Michelle this painting:

And Michelle wrote this poem in response:

Schrödinger’s Poetry
(it’s better if you don’t read it)

No continuity and no separation
The observer determines the nature of the situation
Phase oscillation
Heisenberg Uncertainty
The principal assures us
we know nothing definitively

We are all flickering on and off endlessly

At subatomic levels
We disappear constantly
Bohm postulates a seething field of energy
Behind and beneath the universe we see

Our biology is an imperfect antenna
For subtler signals
The lapwing Matter with distraction and cunning
Draws us away from her cosmic egg
And we run after her
Our instruments fooled by her seeming broken wing

Always seeing only the surface of things

Beneath our perception
Myriads of worlds revolve and resolve
We might visit them all
Could our biology sense what our physicists know
That our reality is as ephemeral as snow

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 18, 2012 3:16 am

    TLE: i read both poems…without a mystery or two, intellectuals would have long since vacated the premises for more puzzling universes elsewhere (not so BTW, fine poems, both!) RT

  2. August 18, 2012 3:17 am

    ps. & wonderful paintings! RT

  3. August 24, 2012 6:02 pm

    Thanks for reading!

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