Maya

Poetry and science: Maya

EuroScientist is opening a new section dedicated to poetry related to science. Readers are invited to submit their poems to the editor. We will select the most relevant work, which will feature in our new Poetry sub-section, under the Lifestyle heading of the magazine. We hope to give all poets inspired by science an opportunity to share their vision of the world with the community.

The first in the series is a poem called Maya, by Peter Davis.

Maya

Not the briefest hesitation
doubts the spectre of appearance:
earth, fire, water, sky
dance upon the lighted eye
for brain’s interpretation.

Does seeing clothe a ghost,
project or play the host
to the swarm of whirling atoms
so deceptively enduring?

Featured image credit: CC BY 2.0 by Mark Fugarino

Peter Davis

Peter has been writing poetry for twenty years and been published in various magazines/journals. He has long had an interest in the contemplative and explorative relationship of poetry as complement to scientific endeavour, inspired by meetings with and the work of many leading scientists and thinkers in universities and other academic institutions in the UK. He currently works in healthcare.

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