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30 April 2017

Nonsensical Science

or, I Can't Really Explain Particle-wave Dualism, But ...

Part icicle, part wave,
part way particular,
part way vast,
a participle, a particle,
a weave, a way of
coming apart, or a part 
of the weave, or the wave
of the future, or
part of the past …
let’s waive that part –
it tickles!

For day 30 of April Poetry Month at 'imaginary garden with real toads', we are asked to grapple with physics, specifically: Particle-wave dualism and the photoelectric effect.  Science isn't nonsense, but my grasp of it – well....


  1. This is such an excellent way to handle the challenge... wonderful.

    1. I'm glad you think so, Bjorn! It was really the only way I could handle it.

  2. Oooh this is absolutely delightful, Rosemary ❤️ Kudos!

  3. ha ha ha ha...just brilliant...I can just see you at the podium of a BIG Science conference in your witchy wear reading this out to the boffins and then cackling furiously as they look on bemused...wonderfully fun expression.

    S'bin lovely to hang here this month Rosemary.Thanks for the ride.

  4. You made me smile, luv the word play (✿◠‿◠)

    Have a good Sunday

    much love...

  5. I love this poem! The words themselves seem part wave and particles too.

  6. wonderful word play - pure magic in these lines Rosemary

  7. A great play on words, Rosemary - ticklish!

  8. Giggle! Well done this April, Rosemary!!

  9. I like how you give this last one a light touch. Thank you! I appreciate being on the same Lillypad with you

  10. Delightful and well thought out word play

  11. Now this is science I can get on board with.

  12. Nonsuch nonsense is right, Rosemary. It makes me, and some others, smile. Good writing.

  13. I love this word play. The words are like a line of relatives, related immediate or distantly.

  14. ha ha...this is brilliant...delightful!

  15. Your response to the challenge made me roar. Love the sounds.