It’s time for another spring edition of Tuesday Afternoon Science (and mathematics and education) Poetry.
So, as an exercise for the reader*: where is the scientific component in this poem?
Spring and Music
Spring, among her sylvan shades,
And the gladness of her glades,
Once in dreamy hours was straying,
Where sweet Music with her throngs
Of glad melodies and songs
In the happy vales was playing.
Pan beheld the fairy maids
As they gamboled in the shades,
And he swore they should not sever.
But that o’er the blooming land,
Heart to heart and hand in hand,
They should wander on forever.
Thus when come the gentle days
O’er the wildwood’s tangled ways,
There is found no gloomy weather;
For among the leafy bowers
And the valleys bright with flowers
Spring and Music walk together!
Freeman E. Miller
(A book with many poems, including this one, can be found at the Gutenberg project.)
* Anyone who’s ever used a mathematics textbook will get this joke, I think…