Oh! Marie to have known you would have been bliss
To have walked with you in Paris divine
Watching you tear down the intellectual parti pris
That women should tow the matrimonial line.
You never noticed what had been done
But only saw what was yet to do
In physics and chemistry you were never outdone
With Pierre in a scientific pas de deux
But your greatness was not defined by other men
Rather you were the spark from which light came
On a journey that introduced isotopes and radium
Starting in Warsaw to a French sanatorium
Your refusal to stop was what made you brave
Yet via radiation it led to your grave
Marie Skłodowska-Curie: 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934
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2 thoughts on “Ode to Marie”
Not many can accept a woman’s contribution to science. And writing a poem on her is the ultimate respect you can give to a woman scientist. Shows your broadmindedness.
Thank you Krishna, she is one of my heroes in life. So glad you enjoyed it. ?