24
Oct
07

From Fall To Float..

Essentially, I would like to extend the motif of my fixation and fascination with Space & Time by presenting a few poems by Princeton physicist John Archibald Wheeler.

The first of these is:

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Venture far
To see the nearby
With new eyes.
Perceive yesterday’s gravity,
Whether acting on man or mass,
As today’s free float.
In the movement of the mass
Grasp the message of the medium:
“I, medium that grips you,
Man or mass,
And takes you how to move
Am not space.
I am Spacetime.”

© John Archibald Wheeler : Born 1911

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1 Response to “From Fall To Float..”


  1. 1 Nimesh Dadia
    October 25, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Dear lao Aju

    I have not may words to say. Feelings choke my words. The feel of the poem is like watching a piece of modern art which is connivingly COOL and Eerie yet poignant.

    I like the flow of the poem and ends with the lines “I am Spacetime”

    Esoteric yet Surreal!!!


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