Original Text: 
D. H. Lawrence, Pansies: Poems (London: Martin Secker, 1929): 116. PR 6023 A93P3 1929 Robarts Library
2because I don't understand them
3and they make me feel as if space shifted about like a swan that can't settle,
4refusing to sit still and be measured;
5and as if the atom were an impulsive thing
6always changing its mind.


1] Albert Einstein's theory of relativity shows that space and time are relative to one another and thus that,for example, the faster one person moves relative to someone else who is standing still (the more space one traverses), the less that person will age, again in comparison to the other. In quantum mechanics, light is regarded as either a wave or a particle, depending on whether or not it is being observed. Back to Line
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Publication Notes: 
See Roberts A47
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2000.