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primordial process

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No  things, no time,

Just Process

Process, Process.

Continual becoming,

Such pressure ongoing!

Creation from  whence

The Big Bang  came.

But it’s happening

All the time,

All the time.

But I am here with a vertex

A point of view

A perspective

Anything can happen

Tho’ common things

Happen frequently.

Everything is everywhere

All the time.

Just wait and observe.

By the Law of Least Action

At random apparently

The universe is built.

Common events occur commonly

And I can choose

As I am conscious

And have free will..

The builder?

The Everything

And Anything

The Source

Of love and power.

Is Everywhere.

So something is observed

By me

But I did not create it.

And spacetime begins.

It is always beginning

And always ending.

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primordial process

006

 

No  things, no time,

Just Process

Process, Process.

Continual becoming,

Such pressure ongoing!

Creation from  whence

The Big Bang  came.

But it’s happening

All the time,

All the time.

But I am here with a vertex

A point of view

A perspective

Anything can happen

Tho’ common things

Happen frequently.

Everything is everywhere

All the time.

Just wait and observe.

By the Law of Least Action

At random apparently

The universe is built.

Common events occur commonly

And I can choose

As I am conscious

And have free will..

The builder?

The Everything

And Anything

The Source

Of love and power.

Is Everywhere.

So something is observed

By me

But I did not create it.

And spacetime begins.

It is always beginning

And always ending.

gc

‘you can enter, there are no ghosts here’

higgsheraclitusHeraclitus said this to some young men who came to see him in his remote hermitage. He had acquired a reputation for being irascible and distant, really because nobody understood his ideas which were far ahead of their time.   A theory of constant change: A form of monism based on energy, and he often used as an example the energy of fire.  Of necessity he spoke in elliptic fashion using allegory, for example “You cannot step into the same river twice, for all is constant change!”  In a sense it was not until Spinoza that there was another philosopher expressing these ideas!

He only ever wrote his ideas down once, on a scroll deposited in the library in Ephesus which is now lost.  So we know of his doctrines from quotations and references in the writings of others.

These young men were charmed by him however as he patiently explained his philosophy the long day through; and they remembered that day for the rest of their lives.  What they experienced was far from the ideas they had of him when they approached his abode.   The only way people could rationalize Heraclitus’ independent thinking was that he had some kind of miraculous contact with the gods that were the basis of the Greek religion of the time.  His greeting was aimed at putting these fears to rest and welcoming them as fellow-enquirers and equals.  People rarely  visited him so fearsome was his reputation!   He had a child-like quality about him and had often played with the children in the  town square.  He had  great sympathy with the freshness of spirit of the children and their openness to new ideas.

In a real sense the approach used by Heraclitus is the same as that used by modern physics to explain how our universe works. The link between matter and energy and the development of the concept of spacetime having been postulated by Einstein at the beginning of the last century.  The developments in our understanding continue to the present day.  Most recently with the confirmation of the existence of the Higgs boson.  Modern science uses the same openness and patient enquiry based oh the evidence to hand that Heraclitus used.

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ancient egypt meditation music: giving time for reflection

Egypt is a country with an ancient civilization and religions. In the current turmoil in the middle east there is need for relaxation, meditation and reflection.  Below Luxor Temple (ancient Thebes), Amenhoptep’s Collonade from the peristyle court. (thanks Wikimedia Commons)
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Entering the eternal now.

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Hundreds of sphinxes. Each with its own riddles?

seamus heaney 1939 – 2013

Seamus Heaney Timeline photos
Seamus Heaney Timeline photos

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13930435

A great man has passed by and left his mark.

I will always remember going to an evening with Seamus Heaney in Glasgow 12 years ago.  His spirit filled the hall floating on the poetry he recited.  Not always easy poetry but based on experience and validated by struggle.  The importance of tradition and having come from somewhere distinct, in his case Northern Ireland, was evident, but tempered by an enormous depth of humanity and understanding.  A Nobel Prize and his numerous academic distinctions did not change him.

its all about art

Thanks to: smashingapps.com
Thanks to: smashingapps.com

Art

Is

Here now.

For us all to communicate.

Talking and sharing together makes killing  difficult.

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Art

Is

Sharing thoughts.

Opening oneself to other’s lives.

Talking and sharing together makes killing difficult.

xx

Sharing

Thoughts

Is art.

Only with another

Brother, sister, trusting, caring, loving.

Talking and sharing together makes killing difficult.

xx

Art

Is

about sharing

Idears  (sic) idear’s (sic)  humo(u)r.

Ideas! Yes! Only with friends one laughs for real!

 

Text Geoff Clements

 

poetical form-fibronacci series

Thanks to: helpfortheheart.wordpress.com
Thanks to: helpfortheheart.wordpress.com

What 1
Am 1
I doing? 2
Why am I here? 3
Writing this poem on WordPress? 5
You might say it’s chance, I would disagree. 8

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While
I
Was surfing
The net today
I discovered your poetry blog.
You might say it’s chance, I would disagree.

xx

You
Set
This task.
Like a hamster
On a wheel I run!!
You might say it’s chance, I would disagree.

xx

But
is
That so?
Do I really
Want to write this poem?
You might say it’s chance, I would disagree.

xx

For
I
Chose to
Write this poem.
I choose the words carefully.
You might say it’s chance, I would disagree.

xx

For
Me
It seems
The words appear
Already chosen in the rhythm.
You might say it’s chance, I would disagree.

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And
Now
I say
Goodbye! or rather
Adieu! For return I must!
Who is writing this poem now? Thee or me? *

text  Geoff Clements

*dVersePoets’Pub

Star Wars: Images of the Perseid Meteor Shower

A beautiful series of photographs of the tracks of the meteors as they burn up high in the atmosphere.

Science & Space

Every summer about this time of year, the Earth passes through the orbital path of the Swift-Tuttle comet. That might sound a little alarming, but don’t worry—the closest we’re likely to come to the comet itself will be 1 million miles, and astronomers calculate that won’t be until 3044. (Still, a near miss by cosmic standards.) But bits and pieces that have broken off from the tail of the comet do collide with the Earth’s atmosphere, creating one of the most reliable and spectacular star shows of the year: the Perseid meteor shower, so called because the meteors, as they streak across the sky, seem to originate from the constellation Perseus.

This year the shower was intense, with as many as 100 separate shooting stars—cosmic matter burning up in the Earth’s atmosphere—tearing across the sky per minute. (An average meteor shower might have as few as one shooting stars per…

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The submarine base being built;
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The Submarine Base Bordeaux now (Google)

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Present and past are mixing now.

The veil of present sifting

Always sifting through the past.

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Isn’t she like her mother!

Such a joker, always laughing!

Blonde hair and so keen on the boys!

Hope she doesn’t end up in trouble!

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I remember being stuck in a tram

Stuck in a tram during an air raid

On the Pont de Pierre

Nothing to be done but sit and hope.

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The RAF was bombing the Nazi submarine base.

Two kilometers away down the river.

If they missed French lives were lost.

It is still there built by slave labour.

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Impossible to destroy even now!

Thousands of tons of concrete reinforced

With railway lines. The bombs bounced

Off the roof when they hit directly.

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Now a marine base and exhibition centre

With many coloured flags, modern art

And children playing. So different

From that dark night many years ago.

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That I remember and  which colours the present.

So when I am gone, who will remember?

Will some one carry the flame of that night

For those who died for us to be free.

Text Geoff Clements

 

French translation,:  thanks, Anne Marie Clements

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