The Wisdom of the Maya: Echoes of Time, 2023 Digital Poetry
"The Wisdom of the Maya: Echoes of Time" blurs the boundaries between humans and technology in collaboration with GPTChat that combines various encoding technologies, such as barcode, QR code, binary code, and Morse code, which challenges us to reflect on our connections to the natural world and the illusions that shape our perception of reality. The encoded free verse poem explores technology, privacy, spacetime, illusion, consciousness, nature, mathematics, symbols, and language, weaving them together to embrace the complexity and formation of our world.
In the land of the Maya, where the jungle meets the sky, A calendar was born, a reflection of life, a cosmic tie, It spoke of spacetime, of the illusion we perceive, Of consciousness, nature's grace, and the patterns we weave.
The Mayan 260-day calendar, a cycle of life, a rhythm divine, A spiral of time, a dance of the cosmos, a mathematical design, It spoke of the binary code, of ones and zeros, of light and sound, Of the physics of the universe, of the energy that's all around.
In the shape of the seashell, we see the pattern of life, A Fibonacci sequence, a fractal of nature, a perfect strife, It's a code of creation, a blueprint of the universe's plan, A reminder of our connection, to the cosmos and the land.
The Mayan calendar taught us to live in harmony with the earth, To respect the natural cycles, and understand their worth, To see the illusion of spacetime, and the consciousness that's within, To appreciate the beauty of nature, and the wonders it can bring.
In the land of the Maya, where the jungle meets the sky, The Mayan 260-day calendar still speaks, a wisdom that will never die, It's a guide to our journey, a reminder of our place, In the cosmic story of life, in the infinite cosmic space.