Frabjous Times

scifaiku poetry chemistry physics technology

The day after

between rubber-sealed
glass vials
one roach scuttles

the bird in the clock
calls to nobody

serried Ice-9 ridges
a bamboo flute
not blown
German cockroach (streaming audio)
"I want to build a clock that ticks once a year. The century hand advances once every one hundred years, and the cuckoo comes out on the millennium. I want the cuckoo to come out every millennium for the next 10,000 years."
'You must learn the way of "not blowing".'
Last modified: Sat Feb 26 22:07:47 EST 2005
Added clock verse. Added shakuhachi verse. Expanded taxonomical tags
Previously published: Thu Mar 3 09:06:22 2005
Previously published: Tue Mar 1 14:27:15 2005
Previously published: Sat Feb 26 22:09:47 2005
Previously published: Fri Feb 18 21:34:15 2005