The Poetry of Science, our final Salon Serials Seminar for this summer, August 1, 3:00pm MBLWHOI Library Bay Reading Room
On August 1, the MBLWHOI Library Salon series will feature science-related poetry.
We are encouraging members of the MBL and WHOI communities to bring a favorite science poem to read or to write and read their own science-inspired Haiku or “Sci-ku.”
For the uninitiated, Haiku is a Japanese poetry form consisting of 17 syllables spread across three lines. The first line has five syllables, the second line features seven, and the last line features five again. Haikus also frequently feature a “cut”, meaning the poems frequently compare and contrast two different ideas or images sharply.
Come to the MBLWHOI Library’s Bay Reading Room on Wednesday, August 1, at 3pm to read it out loud for other poetry fans to hear!
Here is an example of a science haiku:
Light and CO2
Water, kick those electrons!
Full details about the Poetry of Science event are available here: