"Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string."
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?"
Will Kenneth's waves propagate down the line?
If so, would they add to,
or cancel out,
the waves of others?
That depends on the frequency, Kenneth!
I guess that's why Michael Stipe
took such an impassioned interest
in the question.
Is it even a good thing if one's waves
add to those of another?
Might it not become disharmonious,
like a runaway washing machine,
parts flying through the air
in smooth ballistic arcs
only to bounce and clatter
in dull discordance.
Does one's iron string
even need to come into contact
Might not the wave energy
passing through the air
stir up a resonance in one's bones?
Questions, such as these, haunt me --
not to mention:
Who, exactly, is Kenneth?