I’m not a poet, but when we think you are, it’s going to be a poem in your mind as I go forward,” scientist Michael Faraday once said. Although often seen as incoherent, science and poetry were very often bedfellows in John Keats’ well-known concern about Isaac Newton’s rain bound weaving of the rainbow by explaining color.

By Hafiz M Waseem

In recent times, poets have been concerned with scientific developments, problems, and theories since metaphysical poets such as J. Donne and Andrew Marvell, around four hundred years ago, whose work included scientific ideas. Poets have engaged science in the last few centuries in Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘Sonnet – To Science,’ questions and ideas. Poe has great interest in science, and his literary accomplishments include Eureka, a long prose-poem essay, under the title of ‘An Essay on the Material and the Metaphysical World,’ in some issues of Poe’s work. In the short poem, however, Poe calls the science the ‘true daughter of the Old Time’ which ‘changes everything with your peered eyes,’ arguing that science killed the fantastic and mystical human love.

Poetry and science seem to be opposite – but the two are interwoven for a long time. The performance poet Robin Lamboll was marvelously dramatic at the Roundhouse in June. It had a scream, angry and performance judgment on voice performance on “science being fun facts of the natural world and religion being Nietzsche’s the Antichrist.”


I was thinking of the twists between poetry and science when I saw it, and how deep it is a romance. Poetry was known as the language of smarts, and at the end of the 1900s potential scientific and scientific treatises appeared. In 1800 Lewis Carroll experimented in the development of The Square Stanza with mathematical logic.

 Dante’s Divine comedy named smorgasbord of myth and faith best backed by good science, such as gravity on its way to the center of the universe and the fall of Lucifer in the cosmos.


Today, several poets discuss both the theories of physics, astronomy and nature, which have been confirmed and are Scientists as poets are remarkably popular in the most common scientific fields for poets.

Ruth Padel with Charles Darwin as his great grandfather has devoted much of his work to integrate the two, including a book of poetry, writings, letters and diaries written by Charles Darwin, to discuss his life, family and research.

Often I write poetry too, but I’ve got a background in science. Does that suggest that my brain interplays differently between the various areas?

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) researchers at the University of Exeter scan people as they read a poem to see what brain regions are involved. They saw poetry as melody that Shakespeare was going to accept. Sometimes referred to as the “reading area,” the team was interested in the brain region, but it was the more emotional writing that stimulated the brain area that responds to music. Interestingly, these regions often contribute to shakes down the spine on the right side of the brain.


Perhaps the greatest exception to the rule is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. A German, who was born 1749 and who was a writer and scientist, however, he still looked far greater than any literature he had published in his contribution to color science. He has written in many meters and styles, dramatic prose and poetry, autobiography memoirs, literary critics, botany, anatomy, and color papers and in four romances. His works are in addition.

 One of his greatest interests was cloud studies, and he wrote a poem on each of the different cloud classifications (nimbus, circus, cumulus and stratus), the scientist who devised them for the science of Howard, in an act of marked love and reverence between poetry and science. Frontier neurology has shown that science language can enhance and better understand the education of science amongst children in schools through poetry. It promoted the use of your imagination in deconstruction and reconstruction of your skills, according to research. This could make learning easier to critique and evaluate.

Poetry is united to science. The main questions of life are answered. No poetry or science can be loosely concentrated on specific characteristics. For poets, each feeling, mood and notion can be its characteristics, and for scientists it is the object’s characteristics; the seashell curve that lets us know it’s a seashell.