Apparently my random number generator knows that it is National Poetry Month, and so continues to steer me toward writing poems.
Here’s today’s prompt (another old one from Poets & Writers):
“Science is one of the most fruitful areas for poets today. Physics is especially metaphorical in its language as it attempts to describe the limits of human knowledge. Find a passage in a physics textbook that seems especially metaphorical in its description and use the language to create a lyrical description of the phenomena being described in the text.”
…. A little daunting, since this is pretty much what I know about physics:
Now, “B” is not a super popular letter in physics world, so this took a bit of effort. Since I don’t have access to one of those physics textbooks (my math and science skills ended in high school and I’m never looking back), I went to the next best thing: Wikipedia!
(Sarcasm disclaimer: I went to library school. Wikipedia is NEVER the next best thing to a textbook, but it may be helpful in a pinch like this.)
The Biocentric Universe
We cannot process reality without consciousness; space and time are tools of the mind
As our internal and our external perceptions weave and loop and twine together.
All there is and can be is linked wholly to the presence of the observer;
Matter abides only in probability, awakened only by consciousness.
Life creates the universe, and the universe is perfected for life;
Time does not exist outside of our perception —
And physical events cannot occur
independent of life.
Internal and external
Perceptions and reality
Constants and forces and laws
Particles and elements and dust and galaxies
Stars and space and time and being and the cosmos —
Unified as one.