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The quiver of ALL ... open, closed, one dimensional, vibrating,

Larger scales appear as the particle norm, (antiphon?) ...
 
Charge, mass, gravitons affect quantum states of matter,

Super-symmetry between bosons, fermions, (a weighty throb) -

Quantum fields connected ... influenced ... shaken, but still ...

Not clearly defined in all events - not channeled to unification ...

But it MUST, somehow ... it's there ... trembling, (like a horror),

One of the weakest forces in all of the physical universe, yet ...

Far beyond grasp, our claws raking deep the flesh of wonder -

One day we'll laugh at its simplicity, that day ... God. Will. Weep.





~ 8th Place ~  in the "Miniverse" Poetry Contest, Nina Parmenter, Judge & Sponsor.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 7/21/2019 12:01:00 PM
Undeniably a "Thinker's" poem. It took me few reads, but I finally felt smarter ;), Congrats on your win Greg! xomo <3
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Date: 7/21/2019 10:40:00 AM
Ok, yes I didn’t get that this was about string theory but I did get that it was about the “thing” that binds all “things” so I sort of did! I love how this builds up to the ending, and the ending itself - God. Will. Weep. It’s kinda like “we know you have a secret recipe - one of these days we’re gonna crack it, and THEN what are you gonna do, eh big man?!” Or maybe that’s just me! Lol. Love that anyway! (You have to explain the antiphon bit though - that threw me early on!)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/21/2019 11:51:00 AM
(3) Oh, the "antiphon" thing is just asking if perhaps that is the reply to our questioning, our tests - if that's where the answer lies, (larger scales, W and Z bosons, top quark, tau neutrino, Higgs boson, etc.). :o) <3
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/21/2019 11:50:00 AM
(2) If we answered all the questions, what need for God or charity or grace or any of the loving precepts? I think we'd destroy ourselves quickly. I think God would weep, for we would have no further need of Him. It all rather frightens me, even though I'm no longer a godly man, (or perhaps BECAUSE of that) ... like the ethics involved in artificial intelligence and cloning, it just gives me the willies.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/21/2019 11:49:00 AM
(1) Yes - exactly, Nina! I kind of hope, in ways, that we NEVER figure it all out, for we have not proven ourselves worthy of harnessing such power, (millions of senseless deaths will attest to that). There should be SOME things left to mystery and God. For one reason, what would we have left to strive for? The human spirit is driven by exploration and the thirst for knowledge, so apathy would fill the void. Another reason, what would we do with our god-like status?
Date: 7/20/2019 9:50:00 AM
Congratulations Gregory! Well deserved.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/21/2019 11:18:00 AM
Many thanks to you, Jeanne, so appreciated! :o) <3
Date: 7/20/2019 8:21:00 AM
Gregory, CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win. Janice
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/21/2019 11:17:00 AM
Thank you very much, Janice, I greatly appreciate the kindness! :o) <3
Date: 7/20/2019 6:25:00 AM
Congrats on your win, Gregory. Well penned.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/20/2019 6:40:00 AM
Thank you very much, Line.