Stewart McKenzie

Rtfm 08 Planck Verse - Poem by Stewart McKenzie

When poetic compression of meaning
Passes a quantum threshold
(The Blanck Length?)
Ambiguities arise.
The soundcolors and rhythms of words
Present alternative meanings.
Punza bound.
Assonance and dissonance intervene.
Group memories resonate
Variegating meaningspace.

Meaning becomes a matter of probability
Of parallel possibilities in multiple dimensions.
Ordinary rules of communication
Do not apply at this level of compression.

Comments about Rtfm 08 Planck Verse by Stewart McKenzie

  • (4/30/2006 8:58:00 PM)

    I like this although it does seem a bit over done or could we say overwhelmed by uncertainty which was Bohr's point, I suppose. It reminds me of a poem I wrote to address the conflict between science and superstition with a geometric allusion that few would know to whom I was referring.

    Riemann to the Rescue

    Eye do not believe in Halloween
    It has no coordinates to define its space
    Ghosts are but points
    They have no pairs
    No black and right
    No left and white
    No rulers or length
    Curvature templates or pi
    And that is why
    Gödel no longer trusted signs
    And catholic nuns kicked the habit

    Keep up the good work. Fyshicists need all the metaphors they can dream up.

    Alan Bender


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  • (1/4/2006 1:22:00 PM)

    Is this the only Quantum poem you've written? A beautiful little uni-verse. Perhaps you'll expand upon it? I also like John Tiong Chunghoo's below, esp. 'rain covered roses a bed of wet dreams'. -chuck (Report)Reply

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  • (6/1/2005 12:15:00 PM)

    This doesn't strike a chord with me...perhaps too technical for my poor old brain...but it is interesting.


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  • john tiong chunghoo (3/29/2005 11:19:00 AM)

    inspired by your poem:

    poetic eyes
    see the world
    in so many shades and styles
    real and imainged
    poetic wonder
    the rainbow becomes an angel's shawl
    the sea god's scroll as he paints the sky
    rain covered roses a bed of wet dreams
    lightning, thunder and storm
    god exhiting his power......

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 29, 2006

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