Poem by Keith Nunes


 

Queen of the buzzkillers

what a talent
(definitely not a party trick)
but a display of an art form

to draw down faces
without touch

destroy a room
pump in toxic fumes
murder the moment
and sever the happiest people on the planet
of their smiles

a bloodless coup
that will reverberate for decades
among the previously
trusting,
the once
joyful bunch of innocents
simply trying to have a good time

 

Keith Nunes (New Zealand) has both lost and gained weight and imbibed knowledge and then allowed it to erode but still manages to get published around the globe and attract the attention of migrating shearwaters.

Art can illuminate even the most elusive and difficult to comprehend ideas. Visual rules and tightly codified visual metaphors help scientists communicate complex ideas mostly amongst themselves, but they can also become barriers to new ideas and insights. Dr. Regina Valluzzi’s images are abstracted and diverged from the typical rules and symbols of scientific illustration and visualization; they provide an accessible window into the world of science for both scientists and non-scientists.

 

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