Wednesday, July 29, 2009

one word quark: drive

this bend curves through

green waves

the mind's own

wave, as if

feynman had

nothing better to

do than invent

the rest of your life

in one quick flurry.



Blogger Teresa said...

well, this one got me thinking and reading about quarks. i enjoyed it. i thought at first you were comparing a golf ball off the drive into the green grass to a quark caroming as it decays. But then i learned that quarks are charged in colors and that there is green and anti-green, and that its name comes from Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce because the scientist wanted a word that sounded like the quacking of a duck. At this point, I googled Kwarktaart and realized that it's Dutch for a German treat that I used to love. Now i'm just hungry!

I do love the imagery of a flagrant green quark driven in green waves through the jasmine in my mind (or in feynman's mind). i'm not sure if quarks are the sum total of the rest of my life, though... although decay probably is.

3:05 PM  
Blogger San said...

"Flagrant." The perfect word to praise the audacity of quarks.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Richard Wells said...

Hey, one dedicated to the elusive Paschal:


prompted by Cafe Writing.

9:54 PM  
Anonymous Richard Wells said...

no no no, this comment machine, argh.


over at the Djinn.

9:55 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: Wonderful digging there, hermana. Love the green and anti-green (which in my demented head seems greener than green itself). The jasmine sounds wonderful, but decay - for you? - I think not.

12:21 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

San: That's a 10-4.

12:22 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Richard: Messages received. I am on my way.

12:22 AM  

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