How Can It Be So? #poetry #richardfeynman #quotes #feynman

This is the last of my poems inspired by Richard Feynman’s book Six Easy Pieces.  This poem is from Lecture 6: Quantum Behavior

How Can It Be So?

Run the tests over, with protocols tight,
Electrons alone, electrons and light.
You find it’s uncertain, day after day,
If electrons are lumps, or electrons are waves.
They’re both and they’re neither, no one can explain.
This is what happens, always the same.
It’s thoroughly proven that nature’s this way.
The math is so simple, the words fall away.
Don’t try to fit the results that you get
To your intuition,
No one’s done it yet.
“Try not to ask,
‘How can it be so?
“No one knows
How it can be so.”
By Kate Rauner

English: Picture of a Feynman diagram, inscrib...

A Feynman diagram, inscribed by Richard P. Feynman. If you can’t read the symbols, they are \gamma_\mu to \gamma_\mu and 1/q^2 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)















One thought on “How Can It Be So? #poetry #richardfeynman #quotes #feynman

Please let me know what you think

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.