Wednesday, June 25, 2008

intermezzo- coffee poem



Physics lesson

Morning coffee.
Made in the old espresso gadget from Ikea
as it splatters liquid over the flame,
coffee smell over gas smell.

-what an unusual gadget-I think-
filters coffee from the bottom to the top.
Eureka! Archimedes!
The law of communicating vessels
one of the few I understood other than
Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle
for I am myself an infinitesimal particle
in space
unable to realize my momentum

events and people knocking me at the speed of light.


2 comments:

gingatao said...

There is tremendous intelligence and grace in your poetry. Wonderful control over the language, the rhythms and sounds carry the reader through the carefully wrought ideas. It as a kind of classical poetry with a modern identity. Fantastic.

susan said...

I like this in part because I could not come up with something like this- not even close.

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