Science arose from poetry… when times change the two can meet again on a higher level as friends.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The times they are a-changing
Time was there were Han philosophers
standing on a hilltop at night
naming the Mansions of Heaven;
later, Galileo Galilei
weeping with joy at the moons of Jupiter.
Now, in sightless tunnels
beams from lasers have shivered
at ancient astral events –
and men and women around the world
pore over computations
in awe at the mathematics:
the Universe in its infancy
had arched its back and roared
and they can feel
the exhalation of its breath.
© John Looker 2016
Originally published at https://johnstevensjs.wordpress.com/2016/08/19/the-day-they-discovered-gravitational-waves/
” The two LIGO gravitational wave detectors in Hanford Washington and Livingston Louisiana have caught a second robust signal from two black holes in their final orbits and then their coalescence into a single black hole. This event, dubbed GW151226, was seen on December 26th at 03:38:53 (in Universal Coordinated Time, also known as Greenwich Mean Time), near the end of LIGO’s first observing period (“O1”), and was immediately nicknamed ‘the Boxing Day event’. “
So, how does the Triangle
relate to the Circle?
Euclid and a radius prove points
that radiate from the center, a circle,
a method to navigate space.
Would this seem more real if we pulled
ribbons from agreed upon place.
perhaps the Maypole?
Preoccupied with tangents and triangles,
it is hard to visualize chords,
a concordance, to be in accord.
by Carol Dorf
Carol is a Maths teacher in California and is the poetry editor for TalkingWriting
Collected from JoAnne Growneys excellent Maths and Poetry blog