Monday, May 28, 2007

Monday Poetry Train #1

Implicate Order
by Joy Renee

We surf the waves of the virtual all,
Falling into the event horizon,
Tumbling within the quantum quandary,
Leap rejoicing upon the Dark Matter.
Where we encounter Implicate Order
Enfolded in chaos--complicit
Desire abounding in the boundary
Layer, bounding among the founding ways--
We supplicate the Imminent Mentor:
Ancient of Days daze us, amaze us with
Bold profligacy, craze us with cold fires.
Laze with us among the sounding waves.
String us along with electron thread.
Tether us with ether bonds. Set us
Spinning oblique courses. Attract us
Strangely with proton flux. Protract our
Longing with peek-a-boo awe. Seek us Strongly
With weak forces. Cradle us with ozone
Arms. Baptize us in stardust. Light the way
To our exodus. Claim us as Your song.

I wrote the first version of this in 1998 after reading a number of books on cosmology written by physicists or those who studied the work of physicists while I was concurrently reading books by Jung and by Joseph Campbell. Is it any wonder I tried to narrow the abyss between their world-views so that they could almost hear each other's whispers?


Leave your link in comments and I'll add it here:

1. Rhian / Crowwoman 2. RED GARNIER 3. Susan Helene Gottfried 4. Christine 5. julia 6. Lillian Feisty 7. Jamie 8. L^2

9 tell me a story:

Rhian 5/28/2007 4:02 PM  

this is fantastic Joy! I kept grabbing a line to quote as a favorite, then wait - i like that one, oh! THAT stanza, no that one!
Okay - i can't pick out a favorite line or set of lines because the whole freakin' thing is so outstanding. And the last line is the powerful knot. Have you submitted this one for any contests?

Red Garnier 5/28/2007 5:51 PM  

Beautiful poem!!! Like Rhian said, hmm, can't pick one for sure, all of them are wonderful! Maybe this one:
We supplicate the Imminent Mentor:
Ancient of Days daze us, amaze us with
Bold profligacy, craze us with cold fires.

I felt a pull for that one, maybe because I like to be amazed, do a little crazy things. =)

Susan Helene Gottfried 5/28/2007 6:04 PM  

I've been in front of this computer too long; I thought it was about the Internet!

I'm such a geek...

SO glad to see you on the Train, Joy Renee! Whee! I get another reason to visit with you during the week; works for me!!!!

And yes, submit this somewhere. It's a keeper.

Anonymous,  5/28/2007 6:23 PM  

I'm a big fan of Joseph Cambell and Jung too. Love the line: Baptize us in stardust. Very cool. Thanks for visiting my site today. I'm off to visit your TT too.

Julia Phillips Smith 5/28/2007 8:07 PM  

"Protract our
Longing with peek-a-boo awe."

This resonates strongly for me. Got a great sense of what you were reading simultaneously. Thanks for choosing it for your first stop on the Poetry Train - now I can't wait for next week!

Unknown 5/28/2007 9:22 PM  

That is really amazing, Joy. Really spiritual. Lovely!

Jamie 5/29/2007 1:38 PM  

I like this thought provoking musing of yours. I always have.

L^2 6/06/2007 6:58 AM  

Wow Joy this is a fantastic poem!

And thanks for submitting a question for my blog interview - I'm working on it now. Yours will probably be the next one I post an answer to, but it may not go up until later this weekend.

Robin L. Rotham 6/18/2007 9:20 PM  

WOW, Joy! Truly awesome! Thanks for leaving the link to this -- I'm glad to find I'm not the only one, if you know what I mean. :D It's inconceivable to me that anyone can read about something like superstring theory and not come out of it ON FIRE with vision and creativity and hope.

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