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A Poem
by Himali Singh Soin







Calder's Model Universe

There is no better model for me to choose                         Sense of motion space volume

Than the universe:                                                                      Knowledge of the cosmic

Sympathy for the human


Variation between the elements of life

Not extractions but abstractions

Resembling the real only in its manner of reaction


A mechanical drive can control movement.

I begin with shapes because they are dynamic;

And the rest is left to chance.

All the while calculating for balance.


Detached     bodies    floating in space

Varying sizes and densities

Colors and temperatures

Some at rest some moving


Some nearertogether others far   apart

Repeating repeating moving gesturing

Tight middling unpunctuated

Velocity acceleration energy


Angular and linear                                                        Everything in motion

All in opposition                                                            Chords and cadences of unknown movements

Penetrated by vectors

Traversed by momentum

Nothing for certain.


Lyrical invention

Technical mathematical combinations


Always in equilibrium-

But if tipped:

Crown of ripples dethroning their king

Abruptly causing a thousand swans to sing.
-- Himali Singh Soin

Posted by Himali Singh Soin on 12/28/10

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