### Power of Confidence

Bob Grumman reviewed a couple of pieces of mine on his blog and I would like to share my comments to him.

http://comprepoetica.com/newblog/blog00676.html

Bob,

I appreciate the posting and would like to comment.**Bob said,” To be frank, I'm not sure why he seems to provides a range of values for his delta time,”***My answer is:*

Delta means the “change in” see the link below for they explain it quite well. In a nutshell, when delta is present one must put things in terms of what it changes to from what state it originally had. So it goes that the change in x would be between two different states of x. In equation form it follows that (x1-x2) or basically the change from the existing state of x1 to the change of the new state, which is x2. That is why we had two different states in the poem … one being temporal neutrality and the other being the state of eureka

what are deltas?

Concerning the relationship of the Images to the math, I view the relationship of the images to the math poem the same as one would view the music in relation to the lyrics of a song … As to the task of putting my work in terms of Vispo … I guess my work would fit under the category of emblem poems with math poems instead ‘text only’.

Your Blog entry has inspired me to go into detail about how this piece works. The physics equation for Power states that power is equal to energy expended per duration of time. That’s all there is to it … That is the definition of power. (The term work and energy are synonymous)

Understanding the equation for power

However, there is much to what energy means. So now let us look at what physics says about energy.

Different faces of energy

In my piece Energy is the amount of force exerted over a distance. Let’s talk about distance. Distance is basically the Pythagorean Theorem mapped out on a Cartesian coordinate system. What we have is a change in position in one axis relative to a change in position in another perpendicular axis. (The following link explains it quite well)

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/distform.htm

Because there is a relationship between Energy and force lets look at what physics says about force. Force is mass multiplied by acceleration and acceleration is the change in velocity per time. (Delta t) So lets put the puzzle altogether and see how it reads.(in two dimensions) Power is a mass multiplied by a change in velocity per time multiplied by a change in position in one axis relative to a change in position in another axis and all of the previous verbiage is divided by a change between two positions in time.

Now let’s put the equation for power in context with my piece “The power of confidence”

Let me introduce a term … “virtual object” can be an emotional or psychological object present in my mathematical poetry that utilizes physics equations as a paradigm “to carry” the poem. The virtual object is a substitute for the physical object that is normally the subject of a physics equation.

The mass is of our virtual object is “Your diamond strength crystal bravery, a faceted fortress tempered by your self love”

The change in velocity 'delta v' of our virtual object = “From the cold insecurity of night to the sun shaking your hand each morning while your heart drums life's confirmation song”

The change in time that affects the virtual object 'delta t' = “From temporal neutrality to that split instant your intuition knows . . . eureka!”

The distance our virtual object will traverse:

The difference between x1 and x2 in our first dimension:

x1 = “Celebrating your demonic victories, the transformation to deity”

x2 = “Lying in your crib, frightened of your mothers sneeze”

Furthermore, the difference between y1 and y2 in our second dimension:

y1 = “Forged impenetrable through triumph”

y2 = “Soft as your baby butt”**The Poem in words:**

So you can see that our mass of “Your diamond strength crystal bravery, a faceted fortress tempered by your self love” is being accelerated between the concepts of “the cold insecurity of night” to the concept of “the sun shaking your hand each morning while your heart drums life's confirmation song” and this is happening between the moments of “temporal neutrality” to the moment of “that split instant your intuition knows . . . eureka!” and all of this is moving over the distance between the difference of the concepts of “Celebrating your demonic victories, the transformation to deity” and “Lying in your crib, frightened of your mothers sneeze” and moving in a second dimension over the distance between the difference of the concepts of “Forged impenetrable through triumph” and “Soft as your baby butt” Furthermore all of this is occurring between the moments of “temporal neutrality” to the moment of “ that split instant your intuition knows . . . eureka!”

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