For the last 6 months, I’ve been summarizing research
articles from the high profile academic journal Geology in sonnet form; trying
to distill the artistic meaning of the research, be it the methodology or the
interpretations. The first 25 of these
sonnets are compiled below.
The way of the world
The ants which scuttle by between our toes
The Vikings lived in Greenland 'till in cooled.
Climate and Carbon
A pox on all those proxies non-unique
For fifty million years, ‘tis understood
Death on a blue dot
From flood basalt hot sulfur will exhale,
The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province
The strontium which weathers from the land
The oxidation of the atmosphere,
The ozone and peroxide in the air,
The Earth once had a frozen shell of ice
The world forms
Nobody studies fucking iodine.
Our early atmosphere was quite anoxic
The cratered lunar face preserves the song
The Schrödinger bacteria’s Barsoom,