While vacationing in Tahiti, William met up with a conclave of astronauts and heretics and through their ramblings he noticed a lyrical pattern emerging of cubes and octahedrons. Baffled and amazed, he started researching and found there were actually five geometric solids, also known as ‘The Platonic Solids’. They are the cube, the tetrahedron, the octahedron, the dodecahedron, and the icosahedron. He learned in his studies that to the ancient Greeks, each of these five solids represented a different level of consciousness. Scientists would discover much later that these shapes, due to their economy of design, were at the molecular roots of many natural phenomena.
Being a fan since childhood of the old 5,7,5 haiku, William realized that he could extract the mathematical essences from these shapes and make new syllabic patterns, based on variations of 3’s,5’s, and 7’s. By utilizing these new poetic structures, we’re able to participate in the same process of creation that nature has been using since the beginning of time.
Platonic Solid poetry contributions to this site are encouraged. Please send your work to PlatypusLetters@aquariphone.com, and if they fit the format explained, you will be happily be granted contributor status on this blog.
This site is dedicated to the memory of my Aunt Adrienne.