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Rhyme and Reason Three: Poetry Inspired by Science

Length: 60 pages23 minutes


Poetry that favors rhyme;
Inspired all by science;
Outward to the edge of time;
Or tied to earthly cadence.
Light and written all for fun,
There is no angst to hide.
You're invited now to sample one
Of my poems inside.
Over forty fun poems of science and nature. Read the popular Desert Watermelon, a few haiku, and learn how to say Cruithne (Earth's second moon?) These poems are inspired by a challenge from Richard Feynman, one of the most influential 20th century physicists. He wrote:
“poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars – mere globs of gas atoms. I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?” Enjoy over forty short, descriptive rhymes of science.

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