Category Archives: Poetry

Quipucamayoc

Quipucamayoc plays his strings.
Four-brane quipu, quantum dots.
Emergent, complex tapestry
Sound and color,
Fermion knots.

Atomic jig at boson’s push
Molecules from atom dance.
Knotted cosmic symmetry,
Photon sway,
Quantum chance.

Quipu pattern mystery,
Entangled meaning, knots as quill,
Quipucamayoc, unperturbed
Emerges wonder,
Vibrates still.

Quantum Quipu

If strings can information hold,

With beads on wire

Or knots on string.

Might abacus and quipu mold

Worlds of meaning?

Dreams unfold?

If strings can information bear,

In subatomic

Quantum realms.

Might quarks and other discrete fare

Be one-dimension

Knowledge dare?

Quipu were a knotted-string knowledge management system the Inca used to conveniently store data. For background see here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/chuckmetz_reading-the-strings-and-knots-that-keep-the-activity-6887838438129762304-bfiJ

Perhaps Such Glee See Manatees

If ecstacy could languid be
In leisured measured pace,
As in a roll ‘neath lazy waves
Or torpid liquid space.

If lack of frenzy hindered not
A fervent, vivid joy,
Or hampered passions reaching high
In somnolent deploy.

Perhaps such glee see manatees
Through languid, liquid eyes
The world as vast and slower bliss
Than quicker sights apprise.

And if indulgent wisdom comes
Through pacing down our lives,
Perhaps in rest are lessons taught
Our frenzied lives deprive.