"A book of verses, underneath the bough,
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread -- and thou
Beside me singing in the wilderness --
Ah, wilderness were paradise enow!"

-- Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, as translated by Edward Fitzgerald

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bernoulli's Principle

Motion is zero
where opposing flows collide:
pressure is highest.

This hope: in roaring
currents, find the still place -- no
point of stagnation --

the stable toehold
for acts of courage or
love or persistence.