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From: "MC Ward" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: 2 poems
> Yes, "haunting" is the word for these. As Gerald says,
> "...the lives this world lives through us!" Which
> could be a beautifully put reference to the
> "entanglement" of quantum theory, of what Einstein
> rightly described as _spukhafte Fernwirkungen_ (spooky
> action at a distance).
> Spooky, indeed, Fred--thanks.
Glad you like them, Candice. Practically the first thing I do in my
introductory poetry class is to draw two circles on the board, one small,
one large, and say, "Everyone believes that there are two worlds: the
'private life' that contains dreams, emotions, relationships, the self, and
some safety, and a huge scary world 'out there' with politics, history,
hurricanes and galaxies. This belief is false." Then I merge the two
I'd forgotten the phrase "action at a distance." Now will add it to my
store of possible titles. In high school I had a friend, a notable deadpan
wit, who used it whenever an attractive girl passed.