by Michelle B. Larson
I wake, I see
cubic block glass window – privacy.
I shower, cold smacks
concentric circle shower head – relax.
Hot coffee, add cream
convection cell pattern – and steam.
Outside, I run
cubic block snow fort – how fun.
Dark clouds, all huddle
concentric circle rain drops – in puddle.
The Sun, what joy
convection cell pattern – Voronoi.
Construction site, new buyer
cubic block buildings – rising higher.
Classroom, kids learn
concentric circle solar system – Kepler.
Lunchtime, large group
convection cell pattern – good soup.
Walk home, new path
pervasive design – physics and math.
I love how you used poetry for this — something I think we overlook as an option. There’s a rhythm here that matches the stride of the day.
Nice! I’m going to copy you and write a poem one of these times!
This puts the science front and center the way a scientist sees it, and I think that’s important. Because one of my favorite things is when a student says they have started to see the physics in everything, and would I please get out of their head now! ;).
You’ve captured the everyday science that only a scientist sees. Most people think we have less awe, not more…