05 September 2012

19. a time swarms swift-footed (k sonnet)

the keenest experimenters find twenty images
better than one, especially if contradictory

the comet, or meteoric streams
a complex of minute mechanical energies

unharmed, in defiance of law
the ultimate object of science

a new universe of force
complexity extended immense horizons

more like explosion than gravitation
physical force and mental complexity

an explosion of vertiginous violence
the deepest alarm and horror

  the inadequacy of old implements of thought
  common salt in indefinite solution

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