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MONDAY’S POEM: Beyond Flatland

Yesterday was our monthly ACT (A Community of Transformation) meeting; this month there was a great talk: The Myth of  Science, Trusting YOUR Intuition to Assist in YOUR Transformation by Kim Watson. The essence of the presentation was that science can use data to prove just about anything depending on the starting assumptions that are made, those pesky underlying beliefs.

Kim’s talk reminded me of a poem I had written riffing off the great story,  Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott. Here for your entertainment is that poem:

Beyond Flatland

The 2-Ds find it
Impossible to look
Up.
The wall of their
Existence is a nano
High.

The 3-Ds can climb
Rising up to the
Heights.
The sky of their
World is light-years
Far.

The 4-Ds can bend
Time with their mind’s
Eye.
The clock of their
Vision has no
Hands.

And what of the 5-Ds?
Do they have limits?
One.
Whatever it is that
Keeps them from knowing
Six.

©2013 Richard W. Bredeson. All rights reserved.

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  1. March 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

    It’s always good to start Monday with a poem, thanks!

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