EINSTEIN’S EYES

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EINSTEIN’S EYES

Einstein’s eyeballs
Are in a jar
In a safe deposit box
Somewhere in New York
His brain is somewhere in the vicinity too –
not altogether in one piece admittedly –
A bacon slicer was allegedly utilised.
His wish was to be cremated
And his ashes scattered in a secret location
But if it happened
It was minus the aforementioned parts.
‘Having his eyes means his life was not ended’
He’s not dead because I have his eyes’
So says Henry Abrams
The current keeper of those genius eyes
(though rumours are that an auction is imminent
)
‘He’s not dead because I have his eyes’
How creepy is that?

GUT FEELING ON THE DUCK THEORY OF EVOLUTION

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GUT FEELING ON THE DUCK THEORY OF EVOLUTION

In the beginning there was silence
Slow symmetry break-dancing in the bleakness
Time’s arrows curving beyond comprehension

Soon, the dance of geometry commenced;
Atom, electron, proton, neutron,
Wave upon wave
Spin particle, spin!

Then into the melting pot
The first sounds of all our futures;
Quark, quark, quark, quark, quark, quark…

EVOLUTION

EVOLUTION

I was weaned on country music

Rock-n-roll and poverty

Irish style.

Son, the priest said,

Put that guitar away

And get that hair cut right

And don’t play

‘I Can Get No Satisfaction’

Tonight.

 

It’s a sin to call yourselves

The Red Devils, he said,

And in his shadows

I could see mother nodding her head.

So we became The Royal Dukes,

Zig-zagging across Munster

And played ‘Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown’

Instead.

 

This will not do, he roared,

Rattling his pulpit,

The youth of my parish,

Harbingers of the Devil’s music,

What is wrong with Frank Ifield?

Dead music, Father, I told him

And offered to debate it

But he wouldn’t listen.

So I emigrated.

THE ANIMALS.

GUT FEELING ON THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION

GUT FEELING ON THE DUCK THEORY OF EVOLUTION

In the beginning there was silence

Slow symmetry break-dancing in the bleakness

Time’s arrows curving beyond comprehension

 

Soon, the dance of geometry commenced;

Atom, electron, proton, neutron,

Wave upon wave

Spin particle, spin!

 

Then into the melting pot

The first sounds of all our futures;

Quark, quark, quark, quark, quark, quark…