Research For All

Detecting bubbles in the Milky Way, Or sorting a muon and gamma ray; Identifying planets and their stars, Then codifying ice geysers on Mars.   From mapping out old weather lost at sea, To counting jungle rhythms in a tree; With floating forests hiding in plain sight, Sometimes research just needs a brighter light.   … Read more

A Musical Sound?

When someone’s voice is on repeat, You might begin to tap your feet; As into music, words do change, Sometimes the sounds we hear are strange.   Illusions that turn speech to song, A musical phenomenon; It’s a linguistic interchange, Sometimes the sounds we hear are strange.   But what about a non-speech sound; A … Read more

In Hidden Trenches

Within the deepest creases, out of sight, You glide along the ocean’s murky floor; Surviving in the darkest realms of night, Your body writhes above a sticky maw. Then when we drag your carcasses ashore, We prod and poke to see what we might find; And like the sailors who did come before, We read … Read more

Life is Dust

Above each distant peak and skyward ship, Fast-flowing streams of dust bombard the Earth; Releasing beads of life from Newton’s grip, Transporting them through space to bring new birth.   Did everything we know just hitch a ride, On streams of dust that sailed an unseen tide; These particles just drifting in the sky, May … Read more

A Twisted Knot

Ornate and prized as something grand, We didn’t know what you had planned; The warning signs we did not heed, You suffocate us with your need.   With tendrils that spread far and wide, Ensnaring that which once had thrived; Malevolence in every seed, You suffocate us with your need.   Your selfish aim now … Read more

Is This the End?

Is this the end of everything you were? A burst of light, a hurried, fractious blur. The final breath into the distant night, Reminding us of how you once burnt bright; Fond memories that you wish could reoccur.   The ending from which you could not deter, Your sunburnt gold now turned to blackened myrrh; … Read more

Hidden in the Forest

We rip apart the Earth on which we stand, Try tame the wild for all that we have planned; Now caught up in our thoughts and ‘expertise,’ Expose ourselves to buried-deep disease.   The virus is unmindful of our scheme, And flows between the species like a stream; We cut away the forest from the … Read more

You Shed Your Brain for Winter

The taste of winter lingers in the air, As distant cousins, all head off to sleep; Yet you are wide awake and have no lair, Instead your body slowly starts to seep.   As distant cousins, all head off to sleep Your instinct is to gently fade away; Instead your body slowly starts to seep, … Read more

An Invisible Disorder

Your yellow petals shine with amber glow, And glisten in the cool autumnal breeze; Yet whilst I love the golden arcs you throw, It is not me you try so hard to please.   Then when the solar light is viewed just so, Your petals spark a ghostly, violet glow; A spectacle that I will … Read more

A History of Soot Preserved in Feathers

When gliding through our old and rusty skies, You filtered out the wheezing, blackened air; A century of progress built on lies, Now captured in the feathered down you wear. The smut and ash th­­­at billowed from our hearth, Concealed the dirty secrets of our past; So, when you flew no more and fell to … Read more

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