Thursday, November 4, 2010

Electromagic fields

Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke's Third Law of Prediction

Spells by billions of fingertips cast:
Electro-poets with tablets of glass.
Large Hadron Collider particles smashed,
Unlocking hidden dimensions at last.

Retinas stimulated by photonic haze,
Each generation of gadget amaze.
Wizards line up for the latest craze,
But what of those without their ways?

This magic untouching too many who crawl
With empty plate and tattered shawl.
The earth shrunk down increasingly small:
For these there's little effect at all.

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placed in Poets United Think Tank #22: Magic