Monday, January 18, 2010


the burro is clever
with skull mounted GPS
the total sombrero

is sombre
like an hombre

home brays
and each day
we are born
into a collective

do not let
the shallowness
of appearences
or befoul

the absolute
of any given



Jenny said...

I like this a lot. Brilliant flow and conciseness.

I had to google "Lennard-Jones/potential", as I am pretty ignorant when it comes to Mathematics.

Thank you very much for this poem!

PO Johnson said...

I loved you poem. Thank you. I always felt like a nerk. Leonard-Jones is interesting. Your poem is a potential well.

phaneronoemikon said...

thanks! (re:L-J) I guess it just seem'd like a good way to encapsulate
the participation of the parts
within the whole, a computational
chemistry analog of 'character'
or something..

Francis Scudellari said...

It's not often you can find a poem that mixes humor and higher math. This was a very enjoyable read.

Ande said...

Fluid like. With attitude and stamina.

Akeith Walters said...

Love it. I hate to research the phrase at the end, but when I learned its meaning, I had a whole new insight. Well done.