Fizzy feelings and fuzzy physics #7: Energy

by Noel Ihebuzor and Susan Daniels

Raw or refined,
Raging or reclining,

Coiled, uncoiling, recoiled
force and power, taming and untamed , kinetic and potential
constant in final summation
never lost

Eternal borrowed magic
forged once and never destroyed;
only shifting form,
released or recaptured
in new attachments

Transmuting, changing, converting
fields always present
in us, force field, flooding
all life is you, dancing

 Whether rolling, roaming, roaring or lulling, tangible proofs
of your occasional intangible presence
we sense the voice singing you
sketching or announcing your passage
either as silent footfalls or thumping poundings
reminding us to be, that we are,
we are beings because of you,
primal mover at the beginning

and still being, celebrating and echoing the command
to be, and you are and remain
being in your  bounding, binding,
pounding, driving, falling,
tumbling, stumbling, climbing

the invisible hands drawing the earth’s pull taut,
the rise in slopes, hunger also rising;
rivers rush, stream, and sing your name

and here, we pull together in equal force,
meeting and blending these shifting fields
other disciplines call spirit
but I name simply us;

a measurable magic
weighed in breath
and silent singing of neural nets
taking in and releasing

perfection enacted, beauty embodied
tumbles joyfully to waiting limbs of estuaries,
your torrents delighting, passion swirling

and in the heart pumping blood,
necessary and rhythmic expression of muscle
exalting, exulting, and moving

pure life energy

beating and pushing
the energy of the heart

and this energy can push, also,
the pulse of hate, the politics of rage
the power to heat up, hurt, harm
and strengthen the impulse to heal, help

raw and caged in dams, you exist, taut, waiting
leaving us free, agents with choice
to channel you for good or for bad or for bland

We  draw from you the means for
tearing down or building
and weeping as our hands itch for and grasp the former

and you weep in fits at our failure and our fate.

***My co-creator Noel’s voice is in bold–I am italicized.  Again, we had so much fun with this when we created it–hope you enjoy reading it.  As always, a treat to write with Noel!

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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11 Responses to Fizzy feelings and fuzzy physics #7: Energy

  1. Rhonda says:

    I now dub thee (youz) the new ELO – Electric Life Orators
    (you might have to explain that to the Doc…)

  2. The energy that flows in this poem is from Susan – either hers as a manifestation of her amazing creative energy or indirectly as leveraged energy that came from associating and singing with her!

    • Oh, no, Noel–I am not going to argue with you over who has the most creative energy–shall I say instead I thoroughly enjoyed the free looping of energy we shared in this joint effort immensely? So, yay to both of us!

  3. Green Speck says:

    Vibrant and bright.

  4. Patricia Chenayi Nyandoro says:

    Soprano, Susan
    .Bass , Noel.
    The fusion ,
    the energy
    good music to my ears!

  5. Ian Moone says:

    You two work together really well, very impressed with the output

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