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The Calculus of a Multiverse

Time and Space,
Like Mind and Thought…
The two inseparable.

Space and Mind,
Like Thought and Time…
The two impenetrable.

Time relative in Space.
Space bending Time…
The two embrace each other.

Mind harboring Thought.
Thought edifying Mind…
The one aroused by Other.

Thus Time and Space,
And Mind and Thought,
Are partners of each other.

The four together…
Mind and Thought…
Time and Space

The four together…
Are linked forever!
Linked to make a Whole.

Thus Thought and Mind,
And Mind and Thought,
Are a continuum!

More than just a universe,
They are collectively…
The calculus of a multiverse!

About this poem

The theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein, asserted that Space and Time are part of one continuum that he referred to as space-time. In modern day physics, space-time is considered as referring to any mathematical model which fuses a three- dimensional model of space with a one-dimensional model of time into a more explanatory singular four-dimensional model. Likewise, throughout the ages, philosophers and scientists have written, published treatises, letters, essays, plays, principles, and theories on Thought and Mind, all perplexed by which precedes the other, whether both are variations of each other; or whether one is indeed distinct from the other. In this poem, I offer a different and perhaps more radical conceptualization of the calculus of a multiverse, depicting it in my model as a four-tiered metaphysical phenomenon involving the complex interplay of thought, mind, space, and time. Thought and Mind, like Space and Time, in some intricate fashion not yet understood, seem to be, as phenomena, all interconnected; as one continuum still not recognized as a single, yet complex multifaceted autonomous unit, and therefore not defined as such in the world of theoretical physics. This poem contends that there is insufficiency of explanation of the Einstein space-time continuum, and proposes instead, a more elegant notion of the calculus of a four-fold model of an infinite multiverse continuum of space-thought-time-mind, all integral to our understanding of a multiverse conceptualization of existence and of reality. 

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Written on December 19, 2021

Submitted by karlcfolkes on December 19, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Abc dec aef bdf aBf FbA Ffx dBx xxa
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 621
Words 126
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3

Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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  • teril
    Thank you for sharing the workings of your unique mind. I'll have to give this quite a bit of thought!
    LikeReply4 months ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    Mind over matter, if you don't mind, it doesn't matter !
    Laugh and the world laughs with you
    Cry and you cry alone !
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Soulwriter
    Complex yet smooth
    LikeReply1 year ago


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