Poet to Physicist in His Laboratory

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by David Ignatow
 
by David Ignatow
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>Come out and talk to me</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>for then I know</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>into what you are shaping.</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>Thinking is no more,</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>I read your thoughts for a symbol:</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>a movement towards an act.</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>I give up on thought</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>as I see your mind</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>leading into a mystery</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>deeping about you.</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>What are you trying to discover</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>beyond the zone of habit</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>and enforced convention?</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>There is the animus</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>that spends itself on images,</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>the most complex being</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>convention and habit.</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>You shall form patterns</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>of research and bind yourself</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>to laws within your knowledge,</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>and always conscious of your limitations</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>make settlement,</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>with patience to instruct you</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>as it always does</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>in your research: an arrangement</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>spanning an abyss of time,</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>and you will find yourself patient</div>
 
 
<div style='text-indent: -1em; padding-left: 1em;'>when you are questioned.</div>
 
 
 
  
  

Revision as of 20:17, 25 September 2010

Poet to Physicist in His Laboratory

by David Ignatow



Come out and talk to me		
for then I know		
into what you are shaping.
Thinking is no more,
I read your thoughts for a symbol:
a movement towards an act.
I give up on thought
as I see your mind
leading into a mystery
deeping about you.
What are you trying to discover
beyond the zone of habit
and enforced convention?
There is the animus
that spends itself on images,
the most complex being
convention and habit.
You shall form patterns
of research and bind yourself
to laws within your knowledge,
and always conscious of your limitations
make settlement,
with patience to instruct you
as it always does
in your research: an arrangement
spanning an abyss of time,
and you will find yourself patient
when you are questioned.
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