BY JAN HAAG

INTRODUCTION + POETRY + ESSAYS + MUSIC + TRAVEL + FICTION + TEXTILE ART





10-33*



Empty space contains more energy than any
being, or the aggregate of all beings.

If we should tap, suddenly, the energy of
emptiness we would fissure into electrons,

photons, billions33
leptons, gluons, hadrons, quarks, with

energy so high it would be unassailable.
What is less exciting about living as an

explosion than a human being? Look at
the nova and the supernova we admire so

much, look at Halley's comet, like a cousin
turned king, who comes visiting intermittently.

And these, all these, all manifest matter
contains less than the energy calculated for

one cubic centimeter of empty space. You see,
hyping your energy with a cup of coffee for

breakfast, a cigarette for lunch, a drink for
dinner, doesn't really do much. Let the stars

lend you a little of their light, let space
become manifest in your heart. Thrive on

emptiness, solitude and air.





*D. Bohm, "Wholeness and the Implicate Order," p. 190-1


Copyright © 2000 Jan Haag
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Jan Haag may be reached via e-mail: jhaag@u.washington.edu




POEMS ABOUT PHYSICS/MYSTICISM ASTRONOMY/ASTROLOGY

McDonald Observatory

Challenger


POEMS ABOUT THE PEOPLE AND LANDSCAPE OF AMERICA

Arizona Desert

Cicada

George Coluzzi

The Great God Leshikar

I Am Innuit

Potlatch


POEMS ABOUT LOVE

"...The Cattle Have Diamond Bones..."

Choice

The End of the Affair


BY JAN HAAG


POETRY + MUSIC + ESSAYS + TRAVEL + FICTION + TEXTILE ART

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO