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Researching an article on graphene made me think of this poem. February 8, 2011

Posted by Mari-Lou Rowley in Science Poetry.
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Acoustic Phonons

Listen ear to heart thumb to Vega nervous
oscillations simply mechanical and fine
machinery of body parts of quasiparticles.
The problem is complicated. Squealing frequency
of acoustic phonons due to elastic deformation.
Imprints on skin white or red depending upon
thermal fluctuations at room temperature
or some kind of violation. The literature filled
with erroneous formula, tongues embedded
in a solid matrix such as glass, sheets littered
with charged particles. Noble metals in particular,
sound speeds varying drastically with direction.
Remove the ring and this won’t matter. Take off
the watch and you won’t hear a thing.

From CosmoSonnets (JackPine Press, 2007)


Some Recent Work January 25, 2011

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Genome Prairie’s Annual Report 2010

UBC’s Synergy, current issue

In the Beginning…is the Word! January 5, 2011

Posted by Mari-Lou Rowley in Business Writing, communications strategy, Corporate Communications, Science writing.
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Welcome to the new homepage of Pro-Textual Communications!

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