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  • MHenry
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    Thank you for visiting and reading my poem, lunar glide. It is nice to know long buried words can be unearthed again!

  • MHenry
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    Thank you for reading my poem and commenting, bobby. I am glad you enjoyed it!

  • lunar glide
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    i enjoyed this. science and poetry are two of my favorite things to think about and this was both. thank you for posting this

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  • bobby
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    Oh, my goodness, as I fall into a meditative stare -- that is to say, my eyes are wide open with tears welling as if trying to unblock negative chi -- trying my best not to blink! This piece instantly unharnessed my thoughts enough to allow me to go "far out" on the journey (and certainly well beyond this past week's platter of humdrum!) Way to go, as you undeniably lit up possibilities right before our eyes! Beautiful!

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  • MHenry
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    Hi, Mullin, Thanks for reading and your thoughtful comment.

    The future beings might say...
    Being 1: "They work all day for their meager pay, then spend it all on ebay with Applepay! What were they thinking?! And that planet! What a mess!"
    Being 2: " Yeah, right?!"

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  • Mullin
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    A very interesting read and unique take on the theme of community!!!
    When I think of a planet full of humans as just one community, I begin to realize the full meaning behind the phrase "it's a small world after all."
    I wonder what beings far in the future will make of Applepay, lol.

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  • MHenry
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    Hi, Tanner, Thank you for your encouragement. I had written this earlier in the year, but after one of our exchanges, I decided to post it. The interesting thing to me about the "Big Bang," is that there could have been billions of "Big Bangs" before this one; just one more "Big Bang" in an endless repetition of attract and repel. Thus, making us even more insignificant in the relative scheme of things than we already are.

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  • Tanner
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    Lovely write! Particularly like the title and of course the last line. 99% of all species that have ever lived are defunct. Humankind - thoughtful scientists now give our species about 300 more years
    given our penchant for self-destruction of the planet. I am confident that elsewhere there is a carbon-based intelligence who would smile at our stupidities...As Brainwreck rightly surmises, the more scientists delve down into matter particles get smaller and smaller...Just like the universe - no end in sight, down deep or out there!

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  • MHenry
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    HI, Brainwreck, I must read about that. Sounds cool! Thanks for letting me know.

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  • Brainwreck
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    Whoa, I do love this poem and understand it much better, although so much of
    it is unexplained. They have just recently found new state of matter. It has been hypothesized for 40 years. "quantum spin liquid" into smaller
    quasiparticles. Also called Majorana fermions . Scientist and computer
    gurus think they will harness it for quantum computer. The rest is over
    my head.
    And I love the starry background through a prism.
    Last edited by Brainwreck; 04-09-2016, 12:28 PM.

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  • pipersfancy
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    Ah! You got it! Thanks for the reading MHenry!

  • MHenry
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    Hi, pipersfancy,

    I found Murmurings and I love it! You open with a description of what I interpret as either pre-Big Bang, or just after the Big Bang. You move to the personal, the longing to be more than we are, but to remain ourselves, then you take us back to the primordial goo where we emerge fish-like only to gaze up at the incomprehensible cosmic void from which we came in our fleeting existence. It's a sweeping lyrical epic told in short pungent bursts. Thanks for sending me there!

  • grant hayes
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    It does. Thank you for introducing me to it!!

  • pipersfancy
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    Me, too, Grant! Oh - the first time I heard that word, in reference to flights of starlings, I had to stop everything and look up everything I could about the phenomenon! And then, along came the first version of the poem shortly thereafter. Doesn't the word itself just have a delicious sound to it?

  • grant hayes
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    Don't mean to intrude folks, just wanted to say that I think 'Murmurations' is a wonderful word!
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