Word fragments sourced from a quantum physics chapter explaining "The Parabola and The Pendulum". Exemplifying how poetics can be found embedded within scientific and technical forms of language.

 

 

 

bear curious resemblances

 

a successor to our hero

 

objects fall

 

into the air

 

each soars away

 

a graceful arc 

 

of sublime

 

string suspended

 

a great height

 

an old tire tied 

 

swings to and fro

 

sun and moon pull

 

earths oceans

 

to create the tides

 

human history

 

in a burst of

 

three laws

 

once you know

 

I will give you the future

 

our knowledge

 

wind or water 

 

and so on

 

absurdly simple-looking

 

the separation

 

as small as

 

one of the stars

 

one-ninth

 

our sun

 

our weight on earth

 

so close

 

of this planet

 

pendulums

 

stretches of space

 

vast

 

between earth and the sun

 

singular 

 

two-body

 

of which pulls

 

not-so-small

 

in the vast

 

out across

 

as far as

 

forever

 

a moment to contemplate

 

falling toward the center

 

the moon hovers

 

tugging at our oceans

 

nearly circular

 

curve around in

 

tens or even hundreds

 

before returning

 

the universe

 

one or two simple

 

outcomes