The science of poetry, the poetry of science

The science of poetry, the poetry of science

I found this article by Ruth Padel a few days ago and just got around to reading it.

If there was to be an ethos behind my writing of weekly science-poems, this could very well be it.

“What oft was thought, but ne’er so well express’d” – as, I think (and I know it’s done and done), Alexander Pope wrote. That feels like the case here – I certainly couldn’t have written it so eloquently and informed-ly!

So thanks for clarifying my intention in these writing endeavours, Ruth – for that clarity (with all the attendant and joyous uncertainty, or ‘Negative Capability’) is surely what writing can do.

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