Play On Words
What did you hear
the wise man say
when he was reviewing
words at play?
Scattered light oscillating
in a molecular quantum state
festive occasions with people celebrating
the union of a bride and her mate.
Beams of neutrons in a cyclotron
galaxies full of stars far away
reclusive tributaries of the Amazon
where a mouse is king for a day.
But the rain drops still fell
though they were far from being wet
and the accelerating vehicular cell
had not been invented yet.
But the sounds were still there
suspended in modulated vibration
filling the festive air
with a special celebration.
And the waves were still in phase
on the spectral oscilloscope
moving with periodic displays
of the tangentially coordinated slope
where science does contemplate
the existence of powers unseen
and tries to calculate
the meaning of the mean.
But the mean is the average
in school the kids are taught
so where does that leave the meaning
that has always been sought?