Fizzy Feelings and Fuzzy Physics #1, Waves: A Duet

 

By Susan Daniels and Noel Ihebuzor

I want to ride this wave
suspended in stroking flow, the way a child
rocks to sleep at night, body remembering
the forward shove, the dragging back

The mind surveys, questions the source
the ends, the purpose and where they end
this timeless travel, unceasing pulling
Constant pushing and tugging

Your mind brushes infinity, reflected
In a wave with no beginning
that never breaks, but meets invisible resistance
and release in reactive crests and peaks;
The raw push forward, still with softness,
Rocking and wrapping everything that swims
within light, inside water, coiled inside sound;
all the patterned peaks and troughs that invite and incite
with throb and force, always present within a wave–
should we resist or should we swim inside its logic

There is a logic to its heaves
the pull of the moon
stirring tides, stirring blood surges and longings
in its genteel stare bewitching

Let it come, let us call it forth–
summon it to strike and shape
the substance of song and sighs;
the drag of magnets siphoning bitterness,
drawing pure substance to pure substance,
energy flowing  forward without resistance.

The waves moving, endless motion,
the to and fro of each wave,
each wave inching deeper and closer
moving us and the world with it

If waves are change, let this one birth a tsunami to crush
and carry away the proud
the assured who stand opposed
but a wave that can with tenderness lift up,
splash and cleanse those
who gently cling at her rolling hems, hide their faces
in her soft skirts

Let us then ride and roll on her foaming wings
as the world rolls and spins
and advances  in its waves of ether
moving always and the world forward

***Trying a little something different here with Susan, my duet partner, in a series where we explore the possible applications and implications of concepts from physics to life, living and feelings.  Susan’svoice is the one italicized, and Mine is the one not.  As always, it was a pleasure to co-create with Susan and to blend my voice with hers!

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4 Responses to “Fizzy Feelings and Fuzzy Physics #1, Waves: A Duet”


  1. 1 Susan L Daniels June 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    The pleasure is mutual my friend!

  2. 2 Rhonda June 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I was fooled on this one. I would have bet that yours were the italics, actually did bet and lost! Always a challenge with your duets…and always a pleasure.
    R

  3. 3 Noel Ihebuzor June 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Rhonda, did they come acroiss as gruffy? me thinks not, they have all of SLD’s beautiful delicacy of voice and touch but always it was apleasure to sing together with Susan and to feel that mutual enrichment and influence 🙂


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