Friday, December 11, 2015

Understanding Love poem -- then there's Aether*


Earth, Wind, and Fire; then there's Aether*

Why do you love?  What makes the world stop for me?
He doesn't say those words, three little ones,
one by four by three.  "I love you" is in his heart,
in his head, but absent from his tongue

Is it because he knows that I love him?
How does he know, I often wonder.
But I know he does, his tender touch,
the look in his eye, his feeling comes to me

It isn't from that touch or the look of eye
It's in the air, over the miles or an inch
Not wind, radio, radar, or TV
Through the aether* we connect, heart to heart
_ _ _ _ _

Photo, Poem Copyright © 2011, 2015 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved

Today I'm linked with at Transforming with Nature's Wonders

 - She wants us to try piecing the Classical Elements into our poetry.  The classical elements are: fire, air, water and earth.  There is also a rock band named "Earth, Wind, and Fire," (Wikipedia)  part of which I used in my title.  The other part, 'Aether', was added by Aristotle, as a fifth element, 'aether', as the quintessence, reasoning. 
 - Later scientists discovered that Vacuum, or Ether, was the carrier for electric waves used for communication from point to point without wires, either line of sight or bouncing, and generally, but not always, included going into the mysterious heavens before returning to earth to be received.  See Note below with references.

*Note:  Aether, now generally called by 'ether', is the mysterious make up of the heavens, through and by which radio waves and light are transmitted and received, i.e. carried. Vacuum tubes in the old timey radios were also called upon ether, or vacuum, to transfer electricity (Google).  See here for a more detailed explanation of ether.

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7 Comments:

At Friday, December 11, 2015 3:26:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

Oh I agree, those words are not really needed if the aether waves are true.. You took us down to the essence of that communication.

 
At Friday, December 11, 2015 8:57:00 AM, Blogger Debi Swim said...

Through the aether we connect....love that

 
At Friday, December 11, 2015 10:47:00 AM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

"Through the aether, we connect". Good one, Jim. I remember all the wonderings young ones have at such a time, and you have caotured it so well.

 
At Friday, December 11, 2015 10:49:00 AM, Blogger Hannah said...

Difficult/simple words those three...nicely done, Jim - thank you!!

 
At Friday, December 11, 2015 12:36:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

Very nice, Jim.

 
At Friday, December 11, 2015 1:10:00 PM, OpenID amyjosprague said...

excellent way of really using/seeing "aether"-nice job!
amy

 
At Saturday, December 12, 2015 11:03:00 AM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

A super sweet poem, Jim, and the connection feels palpable as well as etherial. Thanks! k.

 

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