2001: A Space Odyssey ★★★★★

Watched in honour of HAL's birthday.

Time started: 22.00

State of mind:Tired. Just finished a two hour session of grading papers.

So. I'm not allowed to write a review. So I'm going to go all pompously pretentious and write a poem of this particular viewing. Yes, I know it doesn't rhyme.


Loneliness

The womb is where we start

Discordant darkness

Omniscient ominous birth

Light
Man
Life

Life
Man
War

And the dark shape gazes. Alone.


Up is where we go

The heavens where we dance

Mundanity remains

As we dance on

And on

A conception in red

A mystery in black

Pity
Petty
Apes

Trivial
Trite
Touch

A sonar sonata?

A siren's song?

And the dark shape gazes. Alone.


The limits are what we seek

Further, further still

Spherical life

Spherical red

Simulated humanity = human error?

Discordant
Darkness
Death

ID
Ego
Super Ego

The one eyed soul

Reaps what we sow

And the spaceman gazes. Alone.


The womb is where we end

Discordant light

Elliptic (re)birth at soul's edge

Human(e) simulation?

Time
Stretched
Thin

End
Equals
Beginning

Born to the universe

New Man gazes.

Alone.

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