"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. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 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 ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.