Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Science Poems for January 2011: 4

Last April I posted a science sonnet a day in celebration of National Poetry Month (index with links here). This January I am posting a science poem a day, written in various traditional forms, in honor of Science Online 2011.

The "fifth annual international meeting on Science and the Web" occurs Jan. 13-16, 2011. Click on the logo below to access their daily digest (already active) on paper.li.

As with the sonnets, my January poems take their cues from science-based articles. I also have two works in a special science poem section (vol. 33 #5/6) of Star*Line, journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. You can read my "Ciliate Sestina" here.

Today's poem takes its cue from "Partial eclipse this New Year" (The Telegraph, Jan. 1, 2011) in celebration of today's event. To learn more about the traditional poetic structure used, click on the form name below the title.

Partial Solar Eclipse
(Form: Cinquain)

Her black
lunar eyelid
gives a half-hearted wink,
her golden gaze still uncovered.

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