Sunday, March 04, 2007

Newton, forgive me

high noon

a found poem

Late in life
Einstein apostrophize[d] Sir Isaac
With intense intimacy

Newton, verzeih’ mir’

Reflecting on [Newton’s] absolutes of space and time
[Shattered by] his theory of relativity

Newton forgive me

You found the only way
which in your age
was just about possible

for a man of highest thought
and creative power

Found in Peter Galison’s Einstein’s Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps: Empire of Time

I'm not entirely sure what "apostrophized with intense intimacy means", but it sounded intriguing, so I ran with it.

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