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An Indescribable Mid-Autumn Night

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An Indescribable Mid-Autumn Night
By William He

In multi-warped time,
Proteus strolling in a differently shaped bay.
Wave-particle duality,
Stories of Aliens and spirits,
The five-dimensional space out there.
Upon the blue Azores,

The hawksbill planets watch in awe,
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POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
" Proteus" : In Greek mythology, the prophetic old man of the sea and shepherd of the sea's flocks (e.g., seals) . His dwelling place was either the island of Pharos, near the mouth of the Nile River, or the island of Carpathus, between Crete and Rhodes. " Wave-Particle Duality" : The Wave-Particle Duality theory states that waves can exhibit particle-like properties while particles can exhibit wave-like properties. This definition opposes classical mechanics or Newtonian Physics. " Five-dimensional space" : A five-dimensional space is a space with five dimensions. If interpreted physically, that is one more than the usual three spatial dimensions and the fourth dimension of time used in relativistic physics. It is an abstraction which occurs frequently in mathematics, where it is a legitimate construct. " Azores" : The Azores might be the location of the mythical city under the sea. The Azores island chain is part of Portugal, and is comprised of nine volcanic volcanic islands in the North Atlantic ocean. It is located about 850 miles west of Portugal. It is allegedly known as " the remains of Atlantis" among Portuguese government agencies. " Jericho" : In Hebrew, the city of Jericho (basically) means " the moon" . Israel is repeating the pattern of when Joshua took Jericho by encircling it once every day for six days, and then on the seventh day, he and all Israel went around it seven times.In the same way, Israel has taken six weeks to arrive at orbit around the Moon/Jericho. And in the seventh week, Israel will now orbit the moon for seven more days---seven weeks (7*7) in all. " Sea of Tranquility" : Famous for being the site of the Apollo 11 landing and moonwalk, the Sea of Tranquility is rich in metals, including titanium, thought to be created when an ocean of magma that once covered the surface crystallized. " Cauchy horizon" : In physics, a Cauchy horizon is a light-like boundary of the domain of validity of a Cauchy problem (a particular boundary value problem of the theory of partial differential equations) . One side of the horizon contains closed space-like geodesics and the other side contains closed time-like geodesics. " Wild Palms" : In the Wild Palms William Faulkner interweaves two stories. In the story Wild Palms, it's New Orleans 1937. A man and a woman embark on a headlong flight into the wilderness of illicit passion, fleeing her husband and the temptations of respectability. In the story Old Man, the setting is Mississippi ten years earlier where a convict sets forth across a flooded river, risking his own chance at freedom to rescue a pregnant woman.
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