Friday, January 8, 2021

Friday Poem(s)

Environmental & Science Education, Poetry, Art and Environment, History of Science

Good morning from St. Paul on the 8th day of 2021--192 hours of it representing 2.19% of the year.

Sunrise is at 7:50 am and sunset at 4:49 pm giving us 8h 59m 15s of sunlight (or light depending on the cloud cover.We are covered with a lid of gray, fog, mist, haze, even light snow earlier.

Quote: To contribute usefully to the advance of science, one must sometimes not disdain from understanding simple verification.--Leon Foucault (The Life and Science of Leon Foucault, William Tobin, 2003)

Today is celebrated Earth's Rotation Day.

This has become a Leon Foucault day and so this poem by Ella Wilcox Wheeler (1850 - 1919). She left us with a memorable line: Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep and you weep alone. Her poems? not so memorable. The Wiki entry explains.

My intent was to feature a different poem poem by David Budbill.

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