Mathematicians have worked out
how to calculate the bounciness of a ball:
(the coefficient of this x the cosine of that)
+ the differential of today's weather all ÷ by
a piece of string (and the speed of the train)
= the same as dropping different balls together
and seeing which ball has the longest bounce
Measuring how well a person will rebound
after being dropped on is still being worked on:
some believe it has something to do with
the thickness of their skin whether their stretching
reaches a breaking point or results in withstandingwhether they can fight and flee how many times
the person has returned to a vertical position before
I am feeling a little guilty for not having posted on Tuesday Poem for two whole months! Excuses - Xmas, grown-up children shifting house, work busy-ness, summer, grandchildren, checking out that the Hawkes Bay still makes wine...writing poetry???
Anyway, today's poem arose from contemplation on a phenomenon of recent (quaky) times.
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