Spacetime by Miroslav Holub (1932-1998)
When I grow up and you get small,
(In Kaluza's theory the fifth dimension
is represented as a circle
associated with every point
-- then when I die, I'll never be alive again?
Yes, but never never never?
No . . . not never never never,
just never never.
So we made
a small family contribution
to the quantum problem of eleven-dimensional
"Spacetime" (translated by David Young and Dana Habova) is taken from Intensive Care: Selected and New Poems (FIELD Translation Series 22, Oberlin College Press 1996). For additional poetry by Czech poet and scientist Miroslav Holub, you may visit these 2010 postings: December 9, August 19, April 28, and March 30.