Monday, July 23, 2012

Retrodictions, canto 2, quatrain 1

Elliptic flies the arc of Mars
while falling free beyond the air.
The Love that moves the sun and stars;
its cosmic reach is inverse square.

Commentary by Brother Quark:
An elliptic commentary indeed! It condemns the demonic spirit of War to an eternal fall, while assuring us that God’s love for us is the opposite of conventional.

Commentary by N. Hellerstein:
This is about orbital mechanics; Kepler’s Laws and the Inverse Square law of gravitation.

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