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spacer.gif   Donna Pecore
Posted by : DizD on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 06:59 PM
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A century since relativity theory

Whatís Up Einstein?
Commenting and Querying a genius with reverence and irreverence

Riding a beam of light behind Albert through the Cosmos
I fail; I fall and hang onto the tail
Trying to change the curve of the trajectory
The celestial velocity
The curve of spacetime
The curve of my lifeís span
I become an aberration
I break the barrier and I skew the norm
If I succeed and turn the curve
Will the circle Iím in go unbroken?
Will I find the other end of the circumference?
Is any of this relative to relativity?
General is not static and special is limited
Iím not, nor is the galaxy heliocentric
Aristotle was wrong;
his geocentric theory only lasted so long
Details can crystallize sharply, simply
Like E=MC2 for you
Einsteinís cross is heavy
Galactic rings viewed trough a gravitational lens
The weight causing the curve is proof of Dark Matter
Whatís the matter Al, you knew war is not a game
why did you, in 1939, write that letter?
Beware the two-headed buffalo, watch out for Godzilla
Radiation is safe as long as itís handled right
Hope the worldís society will see the light
With the splitting of the Atom
we get fission
Alpha and Beta particles, Gamma waves
3% of Uranium 235 plus 97% Uranium238 = fuel in a nuclear reactor
97% of Uranium 235 plus 3% of Uranium238= the A-bomb,
too bad we used that last one first
Then fusion, you find enough energy in a backyard pool,
where 2 become one (sounds like love) with hydrogen 1 ,2, and 3
What answers did you find Mr. E?
In death, whatís at the other end?
The Quasarís center, where atoms collapse
A form of stellar cannibalism
We may spin off into a black hole
Star creations turned back to star dust
When my time stops
I too will know, so it is
for all of us, thatís how it will go
The pendulum swings according to the planetís spin
Could even you have imagined the state this world is in?
Alone in a sailboat, dreamin, time stood still
Still waiting dinner for you, Mileva and Besso
Compass pointing in your own direction
Whatís up Einstein? You forgot youíre socks
Light bends, as my mind comprehends
the principle of equivalence
Gravitational red shift through the color spectrum
As light and time stretches with a change in frequency
Kinetic motion - kinetic playground
Brownian motion, a map of my life
Things change as life rearranges
Then time stops
I cry when I think of your brain sliced up in a pickle jar
One of a kind from elements cooked up in a star
Nebula floating hydrogen, a star to be reborn
Come back to count the carbon diamonds in the sky
Play the violin again
Would you Al?

Note: Donna Pecore is a regular at Weeds and was a winner in the 2006 Frieda Stein Fenster Memorial Awards.

 
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