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Quadrature of the Loon

Perhaps I spoke too soon?

The worlds have passed,
or were too few then born?

The trees are covered
with white lace,
the second law will
raise its ugly face

And time is torn...

It's hardest to believe
that one exists
in a universe of forms
too large for lists

Green men
blush meekly,
wilt before their
mothers
in such heat

So, perhaps I spoke too soon?

What can a human sing
or spoon,
but slaps of water-chilling
dawn at noon?

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anselmo_b
Mar. 12th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Yes.
dyvyd
Mar. 12th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes to the poem, or the title, or both? Loon for lune is intentional, and the poem speaks to our human necessity to act without ever having necessary and sufficient knowledge. The movie "Memento" is perhaps the most chilling sort of horror story for me-- as I would guess for joculum also, or anyone else who wants to "be sure you're right and then go ahead" like Davy Crockett said.

Upon what authority do we legitimize our actions? No further reason is necessary I guess for the establishment of religion?

A while back I was planning to blend W and Asimov into a set of rules governing robot behavior-- but then I was struck with the blinding insight that robots were not the central problem for the system rules-- we were.
anselmo_b
Mar. 12th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
For the poem of course.
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