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Science

Science explains nothing
but holds all together as
many things as it can count

science is a basket
not a religion he said
a cat as big as a cat

the moon the size of the moon
science is the same as poetry
only it uses the wrong words.

Credit


From May Day, published by Parsifal Press, Canada. Copyright © 2006 by Robert Kelly. Used by permission of the author.

Author


Robert Kelly

Robert Kelly was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 24, 1935,

Date Published: 2006-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/science