Blog posts tagged with poetry

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Aug 13 2014
14:20 UTC

Poetic Universe

Want a little arts in your STEM* to make some STEAM? The winners of the Global Astronomy Month AstroPoetry contest have been announced over at Astronomers Without Borders. Go over there and read the winning submissions from children, young adults, and adults from all over the world. Personally, I think the children's poems are the best, for no other reason than sheer adorableness. While you are there, AWB is looking to pair up astronomy clubs in North America and Europe

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Aug 12 2014
16:38 UTC

O Captain! My Captain!

... Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won, The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring; But O heart! heart! heart! O the bleeding drops of red, […]

Posted by In The Dark

Aug 05 2014
12:04 UTC

JULY 1914, by Anna Akhmatova

... heard a great poem on Radio 3 last night. It was part of a programme that preceded a late night promenade concert during which, at 10pm, people across the country were invited to turn their lights out and place a candle in their window as an act of remembrance. From what I could see, […]

Posted by In The Dark

Aug 04 2014
09:57 UTC

The Statistics of the “Great War”

Since today, 4th August 2014, is the centenary of Britain's entry into the First War I thought I'd repost an edited version of a piece I wrote some time ago which says very clear what I feel about the War that some people insist on calling “Great”… –0– Ten summers ago, in 2004, I spent […]

Posted by In The Dark

Jul 27 2014
12:45 UTC

Night hath no wings

Night hath no wings to him that cannot sleep; And Time seems then not for to fly, but creep; Slowly her chariot drives, as if that she Had broke her wheel, or crack'd her axletree. Just so it is with me, who list'ning, pray The winds to blow the tedious night away, That I might […]

Posted by In The Dark

Jul 19 2014
13:08 UTC

The Thunder Shower

... blink of lightning, then a rumor, a grumble of white rain growing in volume, rustling over the ground, drenching the gravel in a wash of sound. Drops tap like timpani or shine like quavers on a line. It rings on exposed tin, a suite for water, wind and bin, plinky Poulenc or strongly […]

Posted by In The Dark

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