Quantum liquid of string-nets

String-net

Spirits flying in a mysterious void.
Magnetic waist, electric head, sparkles fill the dark sky.
Vibrating strings radiate rainbow light.
Spreading nets weave into colorful fabric.

Neither nonbeing nor being, nonbeing gives birth to being.
Both illusive and real, illusive becomes real.
Transforming and regenerating not due to divine power.
Mother of all matter and root of universe.

2005 summer by Xue Wanqin

A direct translation

Eternal void, illusive scenery, small spirits.
Magnetic waist, electric head, skyfull sparkles.
Playing strings springs out seven-color light.
Spreading nets makes five-hue fabric.

Neither nonbeing nor being, nonbeing gives birth to being.
Both illusive and real, illusive becomes real.
Seventy two changes not divine power.
Ten-thousand matter's mother, heaven and earth's root.



Xiao-Gang Wen 2006