And now, the Poetry of Science
August 12, 2009 § 13 Comments
We’ve covered (or introduced the idea of) business poetry; here’s another genre – science. This New York Times story explores the poetry of Kimiko Hahn, who isn’t a scientist but uses the study as inspiration.
Here’s a snippet:
There is something vital
about the Passiflora auriculata,
which over a million years varied its cyanogens
to discourage feasting insects …
I think many of us dabble in this genre, in a general way. Think stars and moons, nature…maybe a good science encyclopedia would help.