"A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery" by Joseph Wright of Derby‘Life Science’ by N. Ram The Society September 27, 2017 Culture, Humor, Poetry 10 Comments Scientists of the world were meeting Stars among them they were feting Challenges new they were seeking Of wine and wisdom, they were reeking “We have caught the long tail of pi We did count the stars in the sky Oceans depths too we have found out Source of feelings we have mapped out Yet the riddle of life persists Advance of science it still resists Is life one big circle endless? Or is it a ladder rung-less? We must crack its secret code now And lay open its why and how” Thus, started the massive project With life as the central subject They constructed models with maths Examined evolution’s paths They built mile long equations Also, tried some re-creations They wrote and rewrote on their boards Attacked the problem in large hordes Years rolled by with nothing to show Their spirits had hit an all-time low Then they realized they had no choice And spoke in a quivering voice “More resources we can’t afford, Life is but a four-letter word” Ram is a loyalty marketing consultant. He lives in Mumbai, India. His poem “Bylanes” has been published in Page & Spine. His pantoums have been published on Chalkboard on Medium. His other poems have been accepted in the Tower Journal and Ilumen. His poem “Two or one” earned Honorable Mention in the Society’s Rhyming Riddles Contest. Related Post ‘Sing Me Not’ by Oliver Mort Goddess, sing me not, that barbaric yawp of man’s puny sorrows. He wants to swap his countless ills, not go down to Hades. The dogs and vultures wa... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 10 Responses Sultana Raza September 27, 2017 I like the concept, the humour, the style, and the end. Perhaps you could write a serious one on Ramanujan… As usual the illustration is very well chosen by the editors. Reply Ram September 28, 2017 Thank you Sultana! The serious poem is some food for thought given the fact that Ramanujam was a giant. I could definitely try. Thank you for reading and giving me feedback. Reply Ramki September 28, 2017 Fantastic one for style and content.. Like it very much. Please do continue giving us more of your writing. Reply Ram September 28, 2017 Thank you, Ramki! Reply Raja "chotu" Srinivasan September 28, 2017 Lovely Ram. I really enjoyed this. Reply Ram September 28, 2017 Thank you, Chotu! Reply Dr Rakesh Goyal September 29, 2017 Excellent, Rams. “Life is but a four letter word”. Reply Ram September 29, 2017 Thank you, Rakesh! Reply Satyananda Sarangi September 29, 2017 Hello Sir, greetings! A lovely poem indeed where truth echoes. Regards Reply Ram September 29, 2017 Dear Satyananda, Thank you for reading and I am glad you like it. Just call me Ram:) Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.