23 April 2014

Sci and Fi

Cell-phone snap of "science" search for Izy's prompt
 Invoking "the Goog"
at Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads.


Science matter in poetry inspires
scifinders to search in words as well as
in chemicals, to find sciatica
in sounds as well as nerves, buttocks, thighs and
spinal cords—themselves words whose chords surpass
the daily strife of meds and surgery—

Oh, vocal cords! You 
make science news when
hearing sketches new 
vibrations on-line
in technology 
invented by those
whose daily science 
accompanies both
their faith and fiction 
(where L. Ron Hubbard
placed his creation 
Scientology)—

Poems go beyond the calculations of
ancient buddies and new scions to where
marriages take place and children play with
test tubes and tulips, see and unsee,
listen and friend outside the box of is.



I couldn't resist using "science" as that is the Midweek Motif today at Poets United.


Copyright © 2014  S.L.Chast





12 comments:

revelations said...


Poems go beyond the calculations of
ancient buddies and new scions to where
marriages take place and children play with
both test tubes and tulips, see and unsee,
listen and friend outside the box of is.


loved this Susan

Isadora Gruye said...

Susan....you wove your search list into a poem so seamlessly, I am in shock. When I saw your photo I thought, well this will be interesting wonder how she will handle Sciatica. The answer: like a boss. Thanks so much for participating in this month's out of standard. You alwaysbring something shiny and new to the Garden. Viva la!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the marriage of poetry and science!

Hannah said...

Love the parts and pieces and the see and unsee...nicely done, Susan.

PT said...

Yes...I do agree poems go beyond calculations.... and in fact where science can not fit in a poem can!

Kerry O'Connor said...

children play with
both test tubes and tulips

These words are so striking, Susan. Well done on coming up with something fresh and unexpected for this prompt.

Ella said...

Bravo, Susan! At first I felt pain in your verse-I have sciatica right now, yet you offer us hope with test tubes and tulips~

I enjoyed your poem~

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i think understanding is developed in math and science
that allows us to see the beauty of the world around us....

Anonymous said...

seamless with your science... almost as if you approached this double prompt... scientifically :) ~

TALON said...

Science and creativity going hand in hand. This was so clever, Susan, and a joy to read aloud.

Susie Clevenger said...

The science of poetry.....love it.

Unknown said...

Playing cords or studying cords. Poetry and science make a nice pair. Thanks for this week's prompt