Lori Boulard

04 The Real Theory Of Relativity - Poem by Lori Boulard

In the hours before dawn I like to eavesdrop.
Muffled by their worn leather bindings,
the writers converse-
Shakespeare pleads a play
Marx will have none of it
Confucius murmurs a truce, lost
amid the gossip in Periodicals.
Unencumbered by weather or phases
of moon, hypotheses and antitheses
bounce and rebound
off the cold, flat walls next to the stairs.

Morning lifts a hand, hushing
their voices into proper behavior.
'I hear that poet has a new one out, '
whispers Wordsworth, drifting off to sleep.
Einstein rises from his slouch in the corner.
'New is relative.'

Comments about 04 The Real Theory Of Relativity by Lori Boulard

  • (10/20/2006 3:55:00 PM)

    What, no mention of E=mc Hammer? Who? Seriously though, here's something into which one is able to sink the ole mental masticators. Just the way I like 'em. Are we talkin' the general or special theory? At any rate, my mendulla oblongata is throbbin' now. Hail, hail, the ganglia's all here! (Report) Reply

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  • Brian Dorn (6/28/2006 9:40:00 AM)

    Lori, great scene development and visual images. Really interesting with a great ending... relatively speaking, of course. Awesome poem! !
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  • (5/16/2006 7:22:00 AM)

    a sharp piece of writing, Lori. clever, ironic, very fresh in what it's saying. i'm glad i spotted this and hope to read more of your poems here. (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (5/15/2006 3:29:00 PM)

    Lovely piece. A unusual meeting of the poets, seen in your own way. A pleasure to read this. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2006 2:04:00 PM)

    Enjoyed this. Very creative and unique, with a fitting ending. -chuck (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2006 2:00:00 PM)

    Thanks for drawing all these characters together in one place, Lori, and for allowing us to listen to their random, characteristic ramblings.
    A highly enjoyable piece of writing.
    Regards to you, Lori.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 15, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, October 13, 2006

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