dancing the night away…

twirling

Another quick doodle today – and more experimentation with texture.

UPDATE: New poem from Tom to give a new spin to the image (sorry couldn’t resist!)

Across the ballroom floor they fly
two forms in single motion
binary in unity
prime numbers of devotion:

To dance, each other, and the prize
competing for the judge:
disposer of the accolades
and praise so oft begrudged.

Today they know they’ll win as one;
tomorrow they might lose
but this perfect moment lasts
so long as they both choose.

(c) 2010 Tom Radcliffe

SECOND UPDATE: Another poem from Tom with a very scientific twist (lol) – refer to comments!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

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6 Responses to “dancing the night away…”

  1. Across the ballroom floor they fly
    two forms in single motion
    binary in unity
    prime numbers of devotion:

    To dance, each other, and the prize
    competing for the judge:
    disposer of the accolades
    and praise so oft begrudged.

    Today they know they’ll win as one;
    tomorrow they might lose
    but this perfect moment lasts
    so long as they both choose.

    Copyright (C) 2010 Tom Radcliffe

    I’ve been playing around with a more allusive style lately. This one falls somewhere in the mid-range. As you know, I can be relentlessly literal, but I’m working on getting better access to the metaphorical core.

    • Thanks Tom – another great one! I like it. The sentiment in the last two lines could apply just as well more generally in life!

      • Thanks! I’m not all the keen on it, but it kinda works. The last two lines are a thought that has been much on my mind in recent weeks.

        Your dreadful pun in the update makes me wish I’d made this an Ode to Angular Momentum, or similar!

  2. You’re too hard on yourself! … you could still do the ode 😉

    • They spin through radii unknown
      are crossed through omega:
      the outer bounds of sins atoned
      from nano up through mega.

      Each twirl about the moment long
      invigorates their souls
      their love is wondrous and strong
      before time takes its toll.

      A force centripetal is all
      they need to stay together:
      without, apart they’ll tangent-fall
      beyond love’s ancient tether.

      For now they spin in loving arcs
      across the open floor
      where burn their souls in silver sparks
      that light love’s storied lore.

      Copyright (C) 2010 Tom Radcliffe

      Not bad for a drunk guy (hic!) (Just back from the company Christmas thingy… will take a crack at the parrot in a bit!)

      There is an atrocious pun in this one: RxOmega (“are crossed with omega”) is the formula for angular velocity. M*RxOmega is angular momentum. This will probably be a lot less funny when I’m sober!

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