Neil Hester

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Follow Me

...since apparently, we're going somewhere. Anyhow, it's been quite some time since I've posted any new work of my own. So, I'm going to continue not posting anything recent.

Or, I could put something new up for a change. Today, I have two versions of the same poem. I'll take opinions as to which is preferred- first the original, then the revised:

~~~

Follow Me

Just this week we took an oath
to play the one and the other both
and wrestle our ways through tenderness
and wash ourselves in warmer streams
and dreamless touch the great regress.

I read the one’s uneven scrawl
expired along the coral wall
and curled upon the other’s face
a hand once firmer in its stroke
and laced our hair into the air
and woke up in a hollow place.

~~~~~

Follow Me

Just this week, we took an oath
to play (the one and the other both)
and wrestle our ways through tenderness
and wash ourselves in warmer streams
and dreamless touch the great regress.

I read the one’s uneven scrawl,
expired along the coral wall,
and curled upon the other’s face
a hand, once firmer in a stroke,
and laced our hair into the air
and woke up in a hollow place.

~~~~~~~

The first one is slightly better musically, I'd say, but the second has more ways of being read, since the punctuation adds multiplicity of meaning. Comments are welcome.

In other news, get ready for the Rapture- less than two days left! Check out this sexy math:

By Camping's understanding, the Bible was dictated by God and every word and number carries a spiritual significance. He noticed that particular numbers appeared in the Bible at the same time particular themes are discussed.

The number 5, Camping concluded, equals "atonement." Ten is "completeness." Seventeen means "heaven." Camping patiently explained how he reached his conclusion for May 21, 2011.

"Christ hung on the cross April 1, 33 A.D.," he began. "Now go to April 1 of 2011 A.D., and that's 1,978 years."

Camping then multiplied 1,978 by 365.2422 days - the number of days in each solar year, not to be confused with a calendar year.

Next, Camping noted that April 1 to May 21 encompasses 51 days. Add 51 to the sum of previous multiplication total, and it equals 722,500.

Camping realized that (5 x 10 x 17) x (5 x 10 x 17) = 722,500.

Or put into words: (Atonement x Completeness x Heaven), squared.

"Five times 10 times 17 is telling you a story," Camping said. "It's the story from the time Christ made payment for your sins until you're completely saved.

"I tell ya, I just about fell off my chair when I realized that," Camping said.

Looks pretty foolproof to me.

Take care,
~Neil

1 Comments:

Blogger Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Neil,

This is brilliant.
The only thing he forgot was Phi.
It's the Golden Mean and must be figured in but that's not in the bible, it's a scientific reference, and science and religion oftentimes do not play well together.
C'est la vie, no?

So glad you are back at the blog.
It's nice that we both wandered back at about the same time.

:D

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

11:38 AM  

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