Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The Time Serpent

Mr E he had a thought
A compound lie to get to nought
And that's because we all believe
The answers that our thoughts conceive

He thought there was no flow of time
He thought it later, but that's fine
For locally so it would look
To set the pages in the book

Now if you try to watch a clock
Within it then your time I mock
Before his time he decohered
And then the problem disappeared

Perhaps he didn't want to go
Perhaps he couldn't see it so
Perhaps he found it all too queer
If not dead true then gosub fear


  1. Poet, philosopher and genius. Great writing on every level.

    1. Professor Yaffle24 January 2012 at 15:08

      A Piece of Cake

      And so the nought contains the 1
      Plus/minus make the system done
      No march towards infinity
      It's us divides reality
      But seeing two, instead of half
      Perception tricks (it's quite a laugh)
      We force the fractions into wholes
      Man's subroutines lack some controls
      Though alwaysneversometimes meet
      We see a future incompl ?

  2. It's been a prevalent notion. Fallen sparks. Fragments of vessels broken at the Creation. And someday, somehow, before the end, a gathering back to home. A messenger from the Kingdom, arriving at the last moment. But I tell you there is no such message, no such home — only the millions of last moments... nothing more. Our history is an aggregate of last moments.

  3. Multiple Hobson's Choice

    What separates 12 Plancktimes?

    What's the biggest number?

  4. Kewl poem :)

    Mind you, I hope that time serpent never gets tempted to eat his own tail. That can distract a busy snake.

  5. Uroborus universe, Corylus. To get here we couldn't start somewhere.

  6. Objectively, all 'moments' exist always. Subjectively, time flows.
    This suggests a fixed bounded universe for all time. But if we sense flow through ever existing moments, we must return to them infinitely.

  7. The Something Else26 January 2012 at 01:07

    The Wheel of Life

    Our Mystery dreamt of a sea
    That turned into a library
    Each borrower could take a book
    But here’s the bit that he mistook
    Those reads the critics liked to tout
    You’d come and find a page ripped out
    Why, even chapters moved elsewhere
    Which left no sense in what was there
    Now having only one of each
    Those shelves left most tales out of reach
    How soon this sea-librarian
    Turned non-egalitarian

    There’s really nowhere to begin
    I sense it’s quite a spin we’re in
    It’s inside down and upside out
    With no way off the roundabout
    But who’s the whirler – Time or Me
    Am I the train or scenery
    Can causeffects and Hope elope
    To ride upon the zoetrope?

    Let’s leave that ocean as a sea
    And seize a possibility
    The text becomes more writerly
    When superwaves write poetry
    For if you can still follow me
    The plot must have consistency
    To place a story in the verse
    There’s just one human universe
    And if the logic we extend
    We’ll find beginning in the end
    Though if we could step out the rhyme
    We’d see a rock unchanged by Time

  8. Sergei Eisenstein30 January 2012 at 11:30

    The Director's Cut

    To readdress our Mystery
    With human telly-ology
    I give you some small history
    Of telling stories visually.
    A queen walked in with regal shout -
    But in the cut, instead stormed out
    And whilst this edit was divine
    The regulator said, "Not fine".
    You see it's really quite a crime
    So royally to play with Time.
    Now Avid tales can all be told
    By putting 'new' before the 'old',
    We must maintain the shared pretense
    That cameras show us 'real' events
    (Though honestly no one can say
    How this permits a cutaway).
    With EDLs that may address
    'Facts' with more moves than those of chess,
    As messages in poetry
    May order sense in symmetry.
    To put the horse before the cart
    Is no great threat to most of Art,
    But to get human from a fish
    Takes frequent asymmetric wish.
    Since entropy forever free
    Does not provide complexity -
    Though often sense appears post hoc
    You can't make soup before the stock -
    And this is why you cannot plan
    Without eggs breaking omlette an.