Tuesday, August 15, 2006

"Schrödinger's catnip"       [a doha sonnet]

Schrödinger's cat was sitting
probably in her boxment
possibly dead or living?
sign of our paradoxment?

"Open the box!" some clamoured
"Ferret out truth!" some offered
Schrödinger's catnip yammered
"What has our feline suffered?"

Particles are like pingpong
balls that will bounce discretely
waves can behave more singsong
warbling drifting fleetly

Schrödinger smiles all Cheshire
yodeling to let off pressure


herewith a formal hybrid: the doha sonnet -- conforming the specific cadence of the epigrammatic Hindi doha line (with its 7-syllable exactitude, where stress falls on the 1st, 4th and 6th syllables, framed in ABAB rhymed quatrains in traditional dohas) with the meta-structure of a Shakespearean sonnet

Schrödinger's cat (Wikipedia)


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