This is the third in a series of collaborative poem – collage combinations loosely following the theme of “science” that I’ve had with Ms. Kerfe from Method Two Madness. It has been a delight and we hope to keep it going! This collage by Ms. Kerfe was inspired by a short poem by me entitled “The Financial Backers of Past Naturalists.”
The Financial Backers of Past Naturalists
They have realized their dreams:
modern science seeks only to describe
that which will serve us eventually.
Just a couple of days after I wrote this poem and sent it off, there was an editorial in the New York Times, “Useless Creatures” by Richard Conniff, essentially expressing the same sentiment along with concern over where that will lead science – an interesting short read that made me feel very timely!