BIRDS ON A WIRE (A Poem)
An eye on one bird blinks
and a hill years away transmutes
into a blue bell of sky.
Another dips its beak and the disguise
of rocks dissolves, the void within
as vast as those between stars,
and brimming with all potential.
This orange sun would not
have risen without their songs,
without their small feet holding
the tension of the wire, without
their soft shadows weaving webs
of grace from each note's fall.
Written 1994; revised 2000
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I wrote this poem soon after reading an article on quantum field theory, while I was still mulling over the images that arose as I tried to comprehend what I'd read. This poem was called to mind while reading a paper yesterday by Dr. Montague Ullman, in which he begins to posit a new way to understand dreams/dreaming based in quantum field theory and the work of the physicist David Bohm.
BTW, I'm participating in the International Association for the Study of Dreams PsiberDreaming Conference (online, where I read Dr. Ullman's paper) until October 8th, so may not be posting here as frequently as usual.
‘til next time, keep dreaming,
[aka: Patricia Kelly]
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