The Poetry of Science IV

Manot Cave cranium

Manot Cave cranium

With a skull and Keats, there was little choice but to write about the new online items in rhyme. So with apologies to Shakespeare, Keats and the scientists, as well as the people at SpaceIL, here are today’s grab bag of poems. As usual, follow the links.




On a Lone Cranium

Alas poor Yorick – We can only know

Where you lived all those eons ago

Walking, did you take those others in stride;

Human, yet strange, as they strode alongside?

Did your children wander forth,

Searching for a greener North?

Can your skull, a bit of bone,

Tell us where our seeds were sown?


To the Moon

There was a fine crew in Rehovot

That aimed for the Moon with a “space boat”

It’s barely a cart

But they’ve built it quite smart,

For cool science it’s bound to promote


In a Heartbeat

“Two hearts that beat as one,”

Just one beat? Where’s the fun?

Just one cell can beat as twenty

For your heart, love, that is plenty


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  1. #1 Mnestheus
    March 16, 2015

    Dull paleossiferous twit !
    You’ve popped your poor skull like a zit
    Now neither your glia nor seeds of the chia
    Can make a great bust out of it

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