Author Archives: Mari-Lou Rowley

Lost in Transition – 21st Century Anchoress…

After two weeks in a hermitage at the edge of the woods at St. Peter’s Abby…. reading strange and obscure text from the college library.. such as.. Very few recluses had chairs at all; at stone bench sufficed as a … Continue reading

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Poem in Aesthetica Magazine’s Creative Works Competition 2010

Swallowtail Catastrophe          with a nod to Rene Thom Dilemma: In the schoolyard perimeter the paper plane is made up of three surfaces of folds, which meet in two lines, which in turn meet at a single swallowtail … Continue reading

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Some new math poems

Delighted to have three poems published in the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics recently alongside so much insightful and inspiring work. Thanks Gizem et. al.

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Researching an article on graphene made me think of this poem.

Acoustic Phonons Listen ear to heart thumb to Vega nervous oscillations simply mechanical and fine machinery of body parts of quasiparticles. The problem is complicated. Squealing frequency of acoustic phonons due to elastic deformation. Imprints on skin white or red … Continue reading

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poem for warmer weather

Hermitage Poem Day Seven Sun licks twisted bark, melting primordial knots on bony shoulders. Sudden hollow snap overhead more like tongue click – thogngnk to the left, thogngkn thogngnk to the right, woods alive with tongue clicks of trees stretching … Continue reading

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poem from “CosmoSonnets”

        Quantum Leap Try building a universe from scratch quarks on up, it’s true they travel in packs of threes, red green blue, inseparable as adolescents in coordinated fleece, bound by gluons they eventually become one proton … Continue reading

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Welcome to my poetic domain!

Finally, a site up and running! Now I just need to link to my own URL… Much more to come, like sample poems, musings, rants, errata, so please check back soon. Mari-Lou

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