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Harley White


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Muon neutrinos time of flight, (Einsteinian anomaly) ...
Particles that outpace light, upending relativity, (ahem) ...

Not so fast— lest we should be overawed,
Humans are human… some data are flawed.
Facts can turn fictional, rendered unsound.
Researchers research for findings unfound…

(Perchance) ...

We dance our physics dance and ponder—
On and on presumptions wander—
As we wonder here and yonder...

Might we travel time's trapeze,
Sail dimensions like a breeze,
Go before we came with ease?

Yet though unfathomed wisdom's sought,
How can we know beyond our thought?
Infinity eludes us— still,
Finiteness is a bitter pill.

We theorize to the skies,
Plumb the depths where insight lies—
But we see with earthly eyes,
And this cuts us down to size.

So we take our measurements
And scan the score.
Then what's proven true is true...
Unless there's more...


(September 2011; revised March,2012 - Granada, Spain)

Submitted: Saturday, October 01, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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  • Rookie - 840 Points Unwritten Soul (10/1/2011 3:22:00 AM)

    Unfolding the idea in very free way..The poem sounds beautiful in mind, pretty in thought and i like this, keep writing and idea need to grow. I will stop commenting 'unless there's more...' hahaha Joking :) _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,414 Points Dave Walker (10/1/2011 2:52:00 AM)

    Like it really good open. Great write. You may like my
    Poem called astral plane. (Report) Reply

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