‘Quantum Entanglement’ revisited for dVerse: #poetry

It’s quantum entanglement:
two bodies joined
in close proximity then
split asunder, still
matched in eternity
communicating over trackless wastes
of space and time
unfathomable, then,
what I’m to do
if I should seek to break free 
from these charmed quarks
and this
quantum weirdness
knowing I am part of you
a part
that’s
etched in me.

© Experimentsinfiction 2021, All Rights Reserved

I had an earlier version of this poem published in Secret Attic Magazine last year. But as Merril has prompted us to write about connections for dVerse Poetics tonight, I’ve reworked it, paying particular attention to punctuation, line breaks and enjambment as Merril has suggested.

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  1. I love your quantum entanglement, Ingrid, especially the lines:
    ‘unfathomable, then,
    what I’m to do
    if I should seek to break free
    from these charmed quarks
    and this
    quantum weirdness’.

  2. This is by far one of the most stunning poems I have ever read, Ingrid! ❤️ You have portrayed the entanglement so eloquently here 🙂 there is no doubt that it’s something that is both indescribable and knowledge that resides within. Especially love; “and this quantum weirdness knowing I am part of you a part that’s etched in me.” Yes! 🙂

  3. I really love this, Ingrid. I keep reading it over–struck by how simple it seems, and yet, so indescribable. I’m going to ponder it some more. It is a stunning poem.

    1. I was worried about what someone who actually knew about physics would make of this poem, as that is definitely not me! If it worked as a poetic metaphor, that’s good 😅

  4. This is a beautiful way of looking at the depths of connections that can form between two people. It does seem to happen on a quantum level sometimes.

  5. split asunder, still
    matched in eternity

    Love the irony of a break but contending to match up again. A clever way to relate the continuation of the connection. A fascinating rendition Ingrid.

    Hank

  6. Quantum Physics is so intriguing and I love the idea of entanglement defined so poetically here. When we connect with one another on a soul level, it does leave a mark, an “etch” and it binds us “matched in eternity.” 💖

  7. fabulous writing … we are indeed interdependent parts of a universal whole! Sometimes we think we are independent but that’s just the arrogance of our ego …

  8. I think everyone we’ve ever known is part of our life experience.Some have a greater effect than others. They are a permanent part of who we are, even if we can’t call their memory to consciousness. I enjoyed this thoughtful poem, Ingrid! <3

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