There’s something I love about the #17. It’s a visual thing and also an auditory thing. It looks and sounds so sure of itself. I’m less sure of myself than the #17, but it does feel good to be digging into the second half of NaPoWriMo.
Today’s Poetic Asides prompt is write a science poem. I was at an open mic from 7 p.m. last night until 4 a.m. today, so I am tired and have no ideas of my own. I went to the part of my bookshelf that I stock with science, history and fact books I’ve picked up from bargain bins for the specific purpose of writing inspiration. I grabbed “50 physics ideas you really need to know” where I found the Newton quote I use as the first epigraph.
One thing you should know about me is that I’m terrible with science. It fascinates me now, but in junior high and high school, you couldn’t even bribe me to engage. You couldn’t even threaten me to engage. We had tracks back then, and I was in the college track, which meant a bunch of things, among them a chemistry course that bored and baffled me. It took some doing but I convinced them to let me drop the class (I was an A student, but in chemistry I was struggling with a D). They placed me in “physics for dummies” instead, in order to fulfill my science requirement. In that class, we watched movies. Most of them had nothing to do with physics.
That tangent may end up having nothing to do with poem except as an apology to any physicists out there. Not only may I get my facts and theories jumbled because I just don’t understand physics, but also I may create a mixed-up picture because I’m a poet — it’s one of my jobs to run things together.
REMOVED BY THE AUTHOR FOR REVISION.
I’m looking forward to working with this one some more!!!
Tally: 19 = 7.0 RWP + 10.5 PAD + 1.5 Book of Kells. (Target is now 32.)