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With airy moves the thinker tried to gulp
one more full glass of the potent liquor,
'das zould bee iit', he said, in English calque,
'afta zis bottle I'll be a quitter'.

His mind analyzed why Socrates drunk,
instead of this pure nectar, conium,
He started writing knowing he would flunk,
and his pen's gems would be zirconium.

He drunk and gargled the eighty proof gold,
in his blurred vision Philipp Lenard laughed,
and Karl Max Plank's postulate did unfold
quantized integration calculus' craft.

He wondered if the philosopher's norm
that electromagnetic energy,
could solely emit in quantized form,
was the discovery of last century.

(You know in zis vorld ze gut schnapps is rare,
like slivovitz und aquavit und kirsch),
he read somewhere from drinks to be aware,
- 'Chain nuclear reactions' book of Frisch,

Outraged he saw the drink's surface descend,
with airy moves he called the liquor store,
Maxwell's equations started to blend,
through electrodynamics slept with snore.

© 02-09-2013, G. V., All Rights Reserved
(a poem against excessive alcohol consumption)

Sponsor: Sheri Fresonke Harper
Contest: Personifying Science
Placement: 3rd

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 8:48:00 PM
    Giorgio, , interesting Personifying Science poem.... congrats on the win..... Love Skat <3 .

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:38:00 PM
    Hello Giorgio, your truly are a blessed poet.... CONGRATULATIONS... always & forever~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:40:00 AM
    Well done. Fantastic personification of the scientific affects of alcohol abuse. love the last line. Congrats on the win :)

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 4:58:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Giorgio

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 10:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. Thanks much for your stance against the poison of alcohol--it does personify science at work and at fail, very enjoyable personality. I appreciate having to look up Conium. Thanks much for entering my contest.

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    Date: 10/18/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for honoring me in your contest.
  1. Date: 4/9/2013 7:16:00 AM
    Linda, C.L., David thank you.

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 12:13:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing this powerful poem... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 7:35:00 AM
    G. strong message...David