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A Sapphic Ode to Pan scientiae

December 31, 2007

Not a classical Sapphic ode, but I’ve plagiarised the metre and the first five words from Stephen Fry’s Example (a), so it’s close enough. Besides it’s not a proper personal blog without some bad poetry.

Let's hear it for the scientists,
  Who seek the universe's cogs,
In rocks or stars or blastocysts,
                 Then write in blogs.

The 2007 edition of the Open Laboratory should be ready for the 2008 Science Blogging Conference. This means the nominations for The Open Laboratory 2008 edition will open soon and there tends to be an appeal for poems. There’s nothing like a good poem to open an anthology – and that’s nothing like a good poem. Take it as a challenge.

  1. December 31, 2007 10:37 am

    In the true spirit of web 2.0, this needs to be a collaborative venture, so I’ll provide the first line and you guys carry on:

    There was a young blogger from Leicester …

  2. January 1, 2008 1:01 am

    Who tried his online time to sequester.

  3. Alun permalink
    January 1, 2008 2:02 pm

    He gave his wife hours, and cod-scented flowers,

    (I’m never sure if those are supposed to be two lines or just one with an internal rhyme)

  4. January 1, 2008 11:07 pm

    But then he failed his semester.

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