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.