THE IMAGERY OF IMAGES
This haiku to MIRI (Mid InfraRed Imager) begins of a new era, commemorating in enraptured ekphrasistic poetry the wonders NASA shares in their ever-improving, cosmic images.
THE IMAGERY OF IMAGES
Bob sets out to explore a black hole.
Alice thinks she witnesses his demise.
Bob may return, but his time frame is no longer Alice’s.
The Mistaken Time Traveller (circa 2010),
originally published in Bangalore Review as flash fiction,
is actually a science-fiction, narrative, Shakespearean sonnet.Read more "The Mistaken Time Traveller (Circa 2010)"
As though for surgery, patrons were masked,
I suppose the entire populace,Read more "THE MISTAKEN TIME TRAVELLER"
ICARUS STAR Gravity makes a “magnifying glass” out of the space that it causes to bend — a cosmic telescope that can surpass those on or around the Earth, and extend our visual range by two thousand fold, with a billions of light years focal length, allowing us to see a star so old, nine […]Read more "Icarus Star"
The title of this (haiku) poem is my own coined word for the reverse of entropy (from our frame) experienced by “retropic” (faster than light speed) particles, such as tachyons. RETROPY Sometimes particles can go faster than light speed and backwards in time.Read more "RETROPY"
HERE “Now” is a term elusive and ephemeral. We can only define it as the point at which the imaginary becomes real – that is to say, the moment that the future is actualized – but ever encroaching is our growing history that unrelentingly pushes it one way only through extent of space and […]Read more "Here"
DARK ENERGY ILLUSION If you travel at near the speed of light, the Universe before you seems to shrink, but as you slow down, then what you see might appear to expand, so that’s what you’d think. And if this actually is the case – that what we see is truly expanding – as we […]Read more "DARK ENERGY ILLUSION"
THE TIME OF MY LIFE If I could travel back into times past to see the truth of history and such, I don’t think I would want my stay to last. I simply couldn’t stand to stay there much. The future, many generations hence, would only make me want to return here. Where once I […]Read more "THE TIME OF MY LIFE"
TIME’S ARCHERY Time’s passage changes with velocity and near a strong gravitational field. Mass and speed show full reciprocity — their equivalence now clearly revealed. If we accept that the Big Bang occurred, and matter was once infinitely dense, this measure alone would prove it absurd for time to pass. It just would not […]Read more "TIME’S ARCHERY"