Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Earth Turned

I just watched a gritty and amazing movie called 21 Grams. Sean Penn portrays a man who receives a heart transplant and he spoke to a poem in one of the scenes. I looked it up online and was wowed by both the poem and the blog.

"The Earth Turned to Bring Us Closer" By Eugenio Montejo

The earth turned to bring us closer,
it spun on itself and within us,
and finally joined us together in this dream
as written in the Symposium.
Nights passed by, snowfalls and solstices;
time passed in minutes and millennia.
An ox cart that was on its way to Nineveh
arrived in Nebraska.
A rooster was singing some distance from the world,
in one of the thousand pre–lives of our fathers.
The earth was spinning with its music
carrying us on board;
it didn’t stop turning a single moment
as if so much love, so much that’s miraculous
was only an adagio written long ago
in the Symposium’s score.

The blog I'm referring to is based around this poem and the amazing connections that numbers play in our universe. Check it out, you'll be blown away!

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