Robert Ronnow
                                                                                                    Communicating the Bird

                              The Ordinary Care of Providence

Madison's defense of the establishment clause to the Virginia legislature:
Religion both existed and flourished, not only without the support of human laws, but in
spite of every opposition from them, and not only during the period of miraculous aid
but long after it had been left to its own evidence and the ordinary care of Providence.

                                          May I say
electromagnetic waves. Radiant energy.
Light travels in waves
                                  Waves of what?
Electromagnetic waves consist of electric and magnetic fields
oscillating at right angles to each other
and to the direction of motion of the wave.
                                                                 All waves can be described
in terms of amplitude, wavelength, frequency and speed.

Waves of what?
                         Think of a hand waving. The wave itself
is virtual, ideal. The hand and eyes are waves. The wave's
a quantum guess.
                           Religion and electromagnetic waves – visible, audible, ideal
causing real reactions in earth-time (real as it gets). Madison's
             care of Providence
                                          impossible to handle.

Needed is a medium: antenna, cathode ray, page,
        hairy, sweaty
with the capacity to say Providence electromagnetic visible light
element god.
                    Alone in your life and body. Say
the heavy word
weighty word
            charged word (ion god)
the particle physicist and political philosopher have it over the poet
who is sharing ignorance
                                      pretty much all he doesn't know.

Or who stays within a dimension she knows she knows, extrapolating
her hand in a child's hand or husband's hold or nest in a tree hole
limited government
                             separation of powers
                                                             daily low intensity warfare
light, radio and gamma waves
                                             Waves of what?
Matter can be treated by both wave and particle theories (the duality of matter) since
its convertible counterpart – light – has long been treated successfully by both theories.
convertible counterpart
                                    light matter light

Solutions to the equations are called wave functions, or orbitals.
Religion or the duty which we owe our Creator and the manner of discharging it can be
directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence. It is proper to take
alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the
first duty of Citizens, and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution. The
free men of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise
and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle
and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle. We revere this lesson too
much to soon forget it.

Last night's movie She's No Angel on the Christian channel
begged many essential questions (and had bad music)
the loving liberal successful couple should
keep a shotgun in the home (later used per Shakespeare)
the community's (authority's) reaction to the violence
and precipitating dissembling might have been (per The Crucible)
the golden spiritual couple would subsequently dissemble lobby or defend
themselves and the loved one legally and lengthily (per Dostoyevsky)
unclean tragic outcomes end in Death's cleanliness
ravens eat the fur and guts of bad guesses off the roads (per A Designer of Systems)

but not I think missing
the deeper lesson

that she is neither her past
nor her wings

but a pure goodness
                               bone stillness
                                                    potential energy

a light wave
and a particle.

Copyright 2012 by Robert Ronnow. Acknowledgements.