Entropy’s Birthday Waltz

For those who are not familiar with the poetry of the Krazhdj, you may have an important lesson about Curiosity in your future.  The Krazhdj are an alien race whose most profound thoughts are expressed in the Great Poems.  Since humans cannot speak their language, translation devices struggle to encapsulate Krazhdji nuances and concepts into English.  The recitation of these poems has been known to peel walls off of paint, turn milk to tears, and remove unwanted cat hair (from the cat).

This poem is an excerpt from the upcoming novel, Blithering Genius, Book 2 of The Other Universes.  Hey, I warned you.

“DESPONDENT IN DUALITY

FECUND SPRITES DANCE IN FUTILE SPIRALS

FEVERISH – DENYING THE ABSOLUTE

EVISCERATED BY STARLIGHT

OBLITERATED IN ABSENTIA

SPLATTERED EXPECTATIONS AND

DECIMATED DREAMS FORGE THE VISION

THAT IS ART.”

Krazhdji Poetry – The War of Art

Poetry frequently attempts that high-wire balancing act between the profoundly insightful and the profoundly pompous.  Krazhdji culture places a very high value on poetry.  Unfortunately, they don’t seem to balance very well.  Add to that the inherent difficulties caused by automated language translation, and you end up with poems like The War of Art:

“DIMENSIONS DIVERGE, EXISTENCE ENGORGES

ON THE FAT OF POTENTIAL FATE

SKEWING THE PLANES INTO THE PROFOUND

EXUDING MYTHICAL REALITIES, SPEWING POSSIBILITIES

BEYOND THE VEILED HAZE OF PERCEPTION

UNSEEN GLIMPSES OF NEVER LURK IN THE LIGHT

TANTALIZING THE ENTRANCED, WHO DREAM THAT

REALITY WEARS A NAME TAG”