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Poems on the themes of art, science and other inspirational subjects

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Science is the poetry of reality - Dawkins

How I'm rushing through this! How much each sentence in this
brief story contains. "The stars are made of the same atoms
as the earth." I usually pick one small topic like this to
give a lecture on. Poets say science takes away from the
beauty of the stars - mere globs of atoms. Nothing is "mere".
I too can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them.
But do I see less or more? The vastness of the heavens stretches
my imagination - stuck on this carousel my little eye can catch
one-million-year-old light. A vast pattern - of which I am a
part - perhaps my stuff was belched from some forgotten star,
as one is belching there. Or see them with the greater eye of
Palomar, rushing all apart from some common starting point
when they were perhaps all together. What is the pattern, or
the meaning, or the why? It does not do harm to the mystery
to know a little about it. For far more marvelous is the truth
than any artists of the past imagined! Why do the poets of the
present not speak of it? What men are poets who can speak of
Jupiter if he were like a man, but if he is an immense
spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?
 -- Richard P. Feynman, a footnote in "Six Easy Pieces"

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Words of poet-naturalist René-Richard Castel: “A poet must not aim to teach and advance a science as much as to show its advantages and make it loved.”

We have the beautiful  science - art - literature and art - literature interplay in the discussion forum and to know all about the relationship between Poetry and Science go through the comments section.

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Space your children

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Space your childrenOtherwise infant mortality villainWill attack you with disdainFor your poor decisionInfants will compete with each otherFor resources you can't gatherLike an unavoidable tetherThat…Continue

Eclipses - Get to grips with these celestial trips

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During eclipsesThe light just dipsGet to grips With these celestial tripsNo difference in bird chirpsOr radiation or magnetic blipsNeither the food quality slipsDon't avoid water gulpsEnjoy the…Continue

Short poems on various science themes

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Chemotherapy and other treatments didn't work?Analyse the other drugs and alcohol you tookMicrobiomes that lurkInteractions that smirk!When the environment goes on a rampage Because of the Climate…Continue

Different Perspectives

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A white bird around just lost its feather A feather collector found a new treasureA superstitious mind opened its door to fearA scientist got an interesting idea to botherA poet got new material to…Continue

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on April 9, 2015 at 8:51am

The month of April (2015) has been designated as The International Poetry month. Let us celebrate this by writing more poems.

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on April 7, 2015 at 8:22am

Cancer specialist balances art and science
When Frank Meyskens Jr., the oncologist, writes about cancer in medical journals, his words are scientific.

When Meyskens, the poet, writes about cancer in his second book, his words are figurative.

He calls tears the “lubricant of the soul,” and describes how a breast cancer patient disappears “pound by pound, her hopes an affair of ashes.”

“I’ve entered into the artistic world,” said Meyskens, vice dean for the School of Medicine at UC Irvine. “My creativity before was always in science.”

Last year, Meyskens, 69, published “Believing in Today,” which follows his 2007 collection of poetry, “Aching for Tomorrow.” All proceeds from sales of his books go to a hospital fund that covers non-medical costs, such as transportation after chemotherapy, for cancer patients.

Meyskens wrote his first poem as a medical student at UC San Francisco, where he studied and trained from 1967-1974, as a way to cope with encountering the dying. But once he finished his education, he stopped.

He developed a research interest in melanoma, authored hundreds of research articles and book chapters, and helped found UCI’s cancer center.
His poetry remained dormant until 2001 when Meyskens wrote about a young mother who died of a rare form of cancer a week after he met her. That poem opened a flood gate of expression and reflection and starts his first book.
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/meyskens-656923-cancer-poem.html

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on January 4, 2015 at 11:36am

Science Fuels the Writing, and Faith, of a Nicaraguan Poet

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/03/world/americas/science-fuels-writ...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on December 4, 2014 at 6:04am

Medicine and poetry collide at Art Aloud
When going to the doctor, one usually doesn’t expect to hear poetry. One would expect to hear original poetry from local poets even less.

Art Aloud is a spoken word event hosted by the College of Medicine — Tucson’s Medical Humanities program every month at Java City, inside the Arizona Health Sciences Library. Organized by Dr. Ron Grant, a pediatrician and director of Medical Humanities, the event boasts a creative intersection between the sciences and humanities.

“Art Aloud is an opportunity to bring some holistic care and human empathy into a space that, for students, doctors and patients, can sometimes begin to feel a bit sterile,” said Adam Sirgany, a creative writing graduate student who lead last Tuesday’s event in Grant’s absence.
“It’s a good opportunity for people to get the other sides of their brain working,” Sirgany added.
Shapiro’s lecture will take place on Dec. 30 at the Poetry Center, Sirgany said.

The next Art Aloud event will be held on Dec. 16, from noon to 1 p.m., at Java City inside of the Arizona Health Sciences Library at the University of Arizona Medical Cente
http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2014/12/medicine-and-poetry-...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on November 16, 2014 at 9:55am

The worlds of science and art don’t often mix but pupils at one of Camden’s top schools have found a way to merge the two by writing scientific Haiku poems for a new book
http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/worlds_of_science_and_art_collide_in_...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on September 19, 2014 at 6:23am

Female voices in science - a poem

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 30, 2014 at 7:08am

Poet and Paleontologist – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The German lawyer, author, poet, politician and artist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (born August 28, 1749-1832) was also a mining engineer and quite interested in geology and paleontology.

In the year 1775, Goethe, already a highly regarded author, was invited to the court of Duke Carl August in the city of Weimar, where he will remain for the rest of his life. Goethe was an enthusiastic collector of mineralogical, paleontological and geological curiosities and between 1780 to 1832 he collected, exchanged and purchased more than 18.000 rocks, minerals and fossils. The fossils alone comprise 718 specimens, most notable in this collection are 100 fossils found in the quaternary deposits of Weimar.
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/2014/08/28/p...

Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 19, 2014 at 6:55am

For Judith Baumel, science and poetry are inextricably linked:
In the morning he told her

she was beautiful.

She considered Einstein’s paradox:

If I hold a mirror in front of myself

arm’s length away

and run at nearly the speed of light

will I be able to see myself?
http://riverdalepress.com/stories/Science-and-art-blend-in-BRIO-win...

 

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