Original Poems

fractality

banality, mortality
it’s all part of fractality
the random paths we generate
with our innate duality

the random paths we generate
the energies we dissipate
the many things that we don’t do
and weaknesses we tolerate

the many things that we don’t do
the paths we start but don’t see through
it’s all part of fractality
the patterns within you and me

(fractality – behaving as though our dimensions are greater than they actually are – Owen)

2 thoughts on “fractality

  1. Three questions – probably outrageously inappropriate ones (esp. #3), but it’s how I quench my curiosity – and learn.
    What is the poetic form you’re using here?
    Why did you use “you and me” instead of “me and you” in the last line?
    “Fractality – behaving as though our dimensions are greater than they actually are.” Given our innate duality, would it ever be possible to self-regulate our behavior to change the patterns?
    Thanks, Owen 🙂

  2. (1) It’s an improvised form with a rhythm I had in my head and aaba bbcb … rhyming scheme. (2) Because of the random nature of fractals, I reversed the logical ccac form into a ccaa rhyme scheme, which retained the politer “you before me” rule I learned as a kid. (3) With a fractal (“fractality” is a made-up word for this poem) the whole, in many ways, contained in any part, which is a feature of both cellular life, and, as some view it, spiritual life. This duality would claim that what we are is a self-repeating pattern, so, if it can be believed, the answer would be “no, we can’t change our patterns”.

    But, I think we can.

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