Head And Heart

🤕 & 💘 🗣🎼🎤🎹 HEAD AND HEART The conscious mind’s had no real rationale to explain unreasoned romantic acts; endocrinology, however, shall provide new answers, based on sounder facts. This system, ruled by lobes within the brain, initiates emotions chemic’ly; adrenals startle, endorphins numb pain and hormones stimulate systemic’ly. This balance of drugs, dispensed with the aid of […]

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Beastly Obsession

🎼🎤 🎶 play This offering is just a little treat for Halloween.  It is the first of what I call my expanded sonnets, sonnet squared or sonnet sets.  Each is composed of 14 Shakespearean sonnets (196 lines of poetry), and ends with the last two sonnets having the same, but transposed rhyme scheme, so as to […]

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At Odds

AT ODDS   Researchers seeking solutions can’t say, “Things are the way they are because of God.” From Spirit, scientists must shy away or risk their labors be seen as slipshod. The fraction of them considered devout must keep their studies apart from belief, not daring to proselytize about what brings their natures comfort and […]

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Scientific Testament

SCIENTIFIC TESTAMENT   A scientist trusts in what has been proved through repeated experimentation. Assertions of faith will leave him unmoved until they have achieved validation. Religious beliefs often leave him cold and skeptical of professed prophecies based mostly on hearsay and tales twice-told, not carefully tested hypotheses. This doesn’t make him an atheist, though. […]

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Salt On A Bird’s Tail

SALT ON A BIRD’S TAIL “He went to catch a dicky bird, And thought he could not fail, Because he had a little salt, To put upon its tail.” — Simple Simon   The Scientific Method doubts itself and runs experiments designed to fail — run once, or twice or all the way to twelfth, […]

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Seager, Ye Shall Find

While not included in Bard Of Mars, this is a limerick tribute to Professor Sara Seager of MIT, who kindly authored the foreword to the book. She also was inspiration for the haiku above and below. Sara Seager is a planetary scientist and astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she is a Professor […]

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