My illustrated poetry book, Mr. Pendlum's Compendium-The Illustrated Multiverse Vol. 1, presents a kind of poetry that I call audiovisual poetry—poetry that extends beyond the page into the realm of other senses. Each poem is musicalized and narrated, with its illustration animated. I will continue to add more of the audiovisual poems, so make sure to check this space from time to time. I hope you enjoy!

THE ZERO UNIVERSE - Audiovisual Poem - MPC TIM V1
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THE ZERO UNIVERSE - Audiovisual Poem - MPC TIM V1

In the beginning there was Zero, And Zero was all there was; Zero never did much, For nothing never does. But then one fateful moment Zero had a thought; Zero started thinking Of all that it was not. Then Zero started visualizing All that it could be, And soon it came to realize It could be anything. Zero could potentially be 2 plus 8 plus 3, As long as it was sure to add Negative 13. It could be 30 divided by 5 Then multiplied by 9, If it also negatively added 12 times 4.5. It could even be i times pi Then e to the power of that; As long as 1 was added too, Zero was still intact. But these kinds of equations Needed some chronology; Calculations require time, So time came into being. Now Zero could express itself With separate entities, A daunting infinite amount Of possibilities. But then an unexpected thing Soon began to occur; These new and separate entities Started to observe. First they became aware of themselves, Then they looked out far, And then they all began to notice Other equation parts. 9 saw 30 divided by 5; 3 noticed 4.5. e discovered 8 plus 3; 1 saw i times pi. They observed each other curiously And tried to do the math. What did these random numbers mean? They craved to understand. Only Zero knows the answer To the equation in its head: It always has and always will be Zero in the end! _______________________________ The Zero Universe is Poem #1 from the illustrated poetry book, Mr. Pendlum's Compendium-The Illustrated Multiverse Vol. 1, written, illustrated, and produced by Syneverse. Each poem is presented in an audiovisual form: the poem is narrated and musicalized with an original score and the original illustration is animated to create a unique and immersive masterwork of music, poetry, performance, and art. The text is formatted in a custom-created font called Syneverse Style. There are a total of 50 main poems plus an introductory poem in Vol. 1. Mr. Pendlum's Compendium-The Illustrated Multiverse Vol. 1 is available on OpenSea in a special Audiovisual NFT First Edition. Anyone who is able to collect all 51 audiovisual poems will contain the entire Audiovisual NFT Volume 1 of Mr. Pendlum's Compendium-The Illustrated Multiverse. This is no easy feat as there will only be 11 minted copies of this Audiovisual NFT First Edition (11 mints of each audiovisual poem). Who knows what secrets and joys await the holder of such a special virtual compendium... Those who own just one of these Audiovisual NFT poems still hold a rare treasure and can expect pleasant secrets and joy all the same. OpenSea Link: https://opensea.io/assets/0x495f947276749ce646f68ac8c248420045cb7b5e/57237983092345573106779775876481694327315410654971895097442765704752166600715/ Mr. Pendlum's Compendium-The Illustrated Multiverse contains poems inspired by multiple fields and disciplines, such as mythology, philosophy, astrophysics, and literature, and presents complex topics, such as the Doppler Effect, cymatics, and quantum physics in a fantastical and enjoyable way while also touching on important social themes and issues and presenting profound philosophical views and perspectives. It blends fact, fiction, and fantasy, and features historical figures and quirky characters from the Syneverse alike. The physical copy of the book and other works can be found on the Syneverse website. Narration, Music, Sound Design, Poetry, Concept, Art, and Illustration by Syneverse Animation by Loopina Creative
GALILEO GALILEI - Audiovisual Poem - MPC TIM V1
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GALILEO GALILEI - Audiovisual Poem - MPC TIM V1

I'm certain that you've heard some people say a certain name,  And if you've ever said it then you know it's fun to say.  But do you know the story of the man behind the name?  This brilliant man whose name was Galileo Galilei Scientist, mathematician, and astronomer by trade,  Inventor too and engineer was Mr. Galilei.  Such genius and ambition this Italian man displayed;  It's not much of a mystery why he quickly rose to fame. So many great discoveries and clever things he made;  He improved upon the telescope to look out into space.  Four giant moons near Jupiter he found, and even they,  Known as the Galilean moons, now share his charming name. Europa, Io, Callisto, and Ganymede were they;  These moons, with very ancient names of Zeus's many flames,  Were huge in size, but bigger was the impact that they made,  For they would shape the course of history for Galilei. These were the first of objects to be ever found in space  That orbited another planet in a distant place;  These were the moons that Galileo found that fateful day  By looking through a special telescope that he had made. "At last," he thought, "this here is proof that surely lets me claim,  Not everything revolves around the earth, in fact I'll state:  The earth revolves around the sun and not the other way!"  But almost everybody else had something else to say: "How ludicrous, preposterous, and utterly insane!  Some other guy Copernicus I think once said the same!  Take back your bold beliefs, your mad remarks, and silly claims,  Or those of us in charge will firmly put you in your place!" But his ideas changed the world, and those that were afraid  Locked Galileo in his house, and there they made him stay,  But Galileo wrote a book so critically acclaimed  That made it sure his legacy and name would never fade. For now we know how true they were, the many things he claimed;  The earth revolves around the sun and not the other way.  And now you know the story of the man behind the name,  This brilliant man whose name was Galileo Galilei. _______________________________ This poem tells the story of the brilliant scientist and polymath, Galileo Galilei. It recounts his many incredible achievements and tells of his fight for progress against authority and ignorance. Mr. Pendlum's Compendium-The Illustrated Multiverse contains poems inspired by multiple fields and disciplines, such as mythology, philosophy, astrophysics, and literature, and presents complex topics, such as the Doppler Effect, cymatics, and quantum physics in a fantastical and enjoyable way while also touching on important social themes and issues and presenting profound philosophical views and perspectives. It blends fact, fiction, and fantasy, and features historical figures and quirky characters from the Syneverse alike. The physical copy of the book and other works can be found on the Syneverse website. Narration, Music, Sound Design, Poetry, Concept, Art, and Illustration by Syneverse Animation by Loopina Creative
BEETLE IN A BOX - Audiovisual Poem - MPC TIM V1
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BEETLE IN A BOX - Audiovisual Poem - MPC TIM V1

Imagine an alien world full of people, All different and special like you and like me, And each of them carried a box with a beetle, But only inside of their own they could see. And everyone chatted all about their beetles, Describing the color and number of feet, But, strangely, no one could observe other beetles, For only inside their own box they could peek. They got along fine, always speaking of beetles, Till one day they started to argue and boast; Some started to bluntly insult other beetles And say that their own bug was better than most. “How silly,” some said, “to assume that your beetle Is better than others, well how would you know? It doesn't make sense to compare any beetle When you can know only the one that you own!” Beetles in a box and feelings and thoughts Have one common thing that they share: You only can judge the ones that you’ve got— It’s really no use to compare! ----------------------------------------- This whimsical rhyme explores the philosophy of language, an area pioneered by the great Ludwig Wittgenstein. The poem is based on one of Wittgenstein's well-known metaphors, The Beetle In A Box. Mr. Pendlum's Compendium-The Illustrated Multiverse contains poems inspired by multiple fields and disciplines, such as mythology, philosophy, astrophysics, and literature, and presents complex topics, such as the Doppler Effect, cymatics, and quantum physics in a fantastical and enjoyable way while also touching on important social themes and issues and presenting profound philosophical views and perspectives. It blends fact, fiction, and fantasy, and features historical figures and quirky characters from the Syneverse alike. The physical copy of the book and other works can be found on the Syneverse website. Narration, Music, Sound Design, Poetry, Concept, Art, and Illustration by Syneverse Animation by Loopina Creative
RENÉ DESCARTES - Audiovisual Poem - MPC TIM V1
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RENÉ DESCARTES - Audiovisual Poem - MPC TIM V1

Some time ago there lived a guy that I think you should know; Philosopher and clever mathematician, he was both. His first name was René, though you can call him by Descartes, This clever man who turned thinking into a form of art. So many questions bubbled every day inside his head; So many deep and daring thoughts kept him awake in bed. “How can we know that we exist? How can we trust our eyes, If when we sleep and dream of things they seem real in our minds?" “Could we be living in a dream? Is any of this real? Can we be sure of anything we see or touch or feel? There must be something in this world that I can trust for sure; There must exist at least one thought I know is true and pure!” “But wait, that’s it!” He realized as he thought about this thought; The fact that he was thinking was this truth that he had sought. “I must exist, I must be real because, if I was not, I don’t think I’d be sitting here thinking of all these thoughts!" “If there is one thing in this world I know for sure, it’s this: The fact that I am thinking also means I must exist! So here I give my greatest thought, my idea so grand: Cogito, ergo sum, or I think, therefore I am! ” ----------------------------------------- This poem tells the story of René Descartes, the genius philosopher and polymath, and explores the philosophy behind his most well-known phrase: "I think, therefore I am". Mr. Pendlum's Compendium-The Illustrated Multiverse contains poems inspired by multiple fields and disciplines, such as mythology, philosophy, astrophysics, and literature, and presents complex topics, such as the Doppler Effect, cymatics, and quantum physics in a fantastical and enjoyable way while also touching on important social themes and issues and presenting profound philosophical views and perspectives. It blends fact, fiction, and fantasy, and features historical figures and quirky characters from the Syneverse alike. The physical copy of the book and other works can be found on the Syneverse website. Narration, Music, Sound Design, Poetry, Concept, Art, and Illustration by Syneverse Animation by Loopina Creative