SQL Poetry

Published by Marian Galie-Andriescu on

This is not strictly a technical article, but nevertheless I decided to post it on my site.

I believe quite a few of us, and by us, I mean SQL query writers, sometimes we feel like we are writing SQL Poetry. SQL poetry is achieved when we write meaningful queries using the correct features and the power of the query tool, using a beautiful organized layout, and where the result is given fast, and provides new insight in the data set in question, never ever revealed before.

“And it was at that age… Poetry arrived
in search of me. I don’t know, I don’t know where
it came from, from winter or a river.
I don’t know how or when,
no, they were not voices, they were not
words, nor silence,
but from a street I was summoned,
from the branches of night,
abruptly from the others,
among violent fires
or returning alone,
there I was without a face
and it touched me.

I did not know what to say, my mouth
had no way
with names
my eyes were blind,
and something started in my soul,
fever or forgotten wings,
and I made my own way,
that fire
and I wrote the first faint line,
faint, without substance, pure
pure wisdom
of someone who knows nothing,
and suddenly I saw
the heavens
and open,
palpitating planations,
shadow perforated,
with arrows, fire and flowers,
the winding night, the universe.

And I, infinitesimal being,
drunk with the great starry
likeness, image of
I felt myself a pure part
of the abyss,
I wheeled with the stars,
my heart broke free on the open sky.”

Pablo Neruda

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