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Fractured

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What is, what was, the assembling
Of the fractured parts - aggrandized historic
Porcelain - significant now,
Had no meaning at the time.
There are no simple theses to explain away
The waves of relativity - the significance of whispers
That slip across frozen chasms of tense prepositions -
A watched pot, a stopped watch, a coincidence, perhaps -
Wringing substance from the nothingness
Of adoration vanquished - vacant as the eyes of evil

At the point of mercy.
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Margaret Alice 23 February 2007

Reference to Nielson-Bohr, or not? Great to come across reference to waves of relativity, a stopped watch, bringing modern science into poetry - the combination of poetic imagery, consumate mastery of lyrical flow with scientific phenomena enriches the range of expression immensely. Given your biography, I hope to come across more of these examples - science is a form of poetry to me. First time I came across a scientist writing beautiful verse and can't wait to see where it can lead to. Congratulations and thank you.

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