Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Quantum Entanglement

Some collisions
across space-time--
no matter how brief
or well defined--

imprint on the one
the other's reverse,
maintaining contact
through mysterious bonds.

Like the reach
of his eyes
through her sleep
deep at night

stirring the water
of her dreams,
changing the chemistry
of what he can see.

There is no leaving
what will not be lost.

The stage may go dark,
and the music fall shy,
but once entangled,
the dance is such

that if one goes left,
the other,  
light years away, 
tilts right.

Einstein called
this phenomenon
"spooky action
at a distance."

I call this


Obsidian Eagle said...

Very nice. Reads scientifically, yet imbued with romantic flair. Brava!

AS said...

thats a good but sort of a scientific poem!

Charles Gramlich said...

As good a description of love as any. :)

Sarah Hina said...

Obsidian Eagle, thank you! In some other life, I'm a quantum physicist. :)

AS, thanks!

Charles, I appreciate that.

Nancy Paul said...

Beautiful. It struck a chord as I had been thinking about those dear ones far away but who once saw me through difficult times and life changes, as well as those who have passed out of this life and your poem spoke of that kind of love, too. Perhaps the universe is not as indifferent as we think and we are not standing outside but rather a part of a humming web of which we can only grasp through poetry.

Aniket Thakkar said...

What is love?

Well, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... dream-y feel-y stuff.


Sarah Hina said...

Nancy, I'm so glad this poem resonated for you. Your comment adds another strand to that web. Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts.

Aniket, that sounds just right to me.

Bigger on the inside, too. :) (I think I need to write a Doctor Who-inspired poem or vignette sometime...)

Aniket Thakkar said...

You totally should!

And then I'll laugh at the face of Jenny when she tries to figure out the head and tail of it!

And then I'll laugh some more when she posts one of her full-of-praise comments from her 'Praiseworthy comments for Heena' journal she keeps, pretending that she 'gets it'.

My, I'm already laughing at the thought of it.
This. is. going. to. be. epic.

Sarah Hina said...

I'm throwing you into the center of the TARDIS for that one...Doctor Thakkar.

strugglingwriter said...

Love this. I love the science of it, and also the emotion.

Quantum entanglement is something that fascinates me and also drive me nuts. It makes no logical sense, and yet has been proven to be true. Same as love, I guess, now that I think about it.


Sarah Hina said...

Paul, the first time I heard about spooky action, I was sure it had to be a joke. That's the thing about quantum physics: it makes no earthly sense. And is that much more intriguing for it.

And yes, love is nuts but somehow makes the world go round. :)