When Science Meets Art

ScienceThis week, I want you to take a scientific fact and work it into a poem.  Perhaps you will write about how babies are born with about 300 bones at birth, but over time, the bones fuse into 206 bones… what does it mean to you to be more flexible, to have more components in youth? When we harden into adults what do we lose, emotionally as well as physically? Perhaps you are fascinated by the fact that Venus is the only planet in our solar system to turn clockwise… is it love spinning on an axis, opposite of the rest of the universe? Perhaps only love can carry us through time. Make sure to personalize your scientific fact somehow, or make it so the reader can connect to it on emotional level. Images always help! Enjoy Jane Hirshfield’s My Proteins for an example of how it’s done.

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