Ode to Spot

Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature.
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.
I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.
A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents.
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.
Oh Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array,
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.


Lieutenant Commander Data (2338 2379)

Folksonomies: science poetry

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Audiovisual Media>Television Series, Single Episode:   (Stardate 46154.2)Schisms, Star Trek, The Next Generation, Retrieved on 2015-04-14
Folksonomies: science fiction poetry


23 MAR 2013

 Science and Naturalism in Poetry

Poems on science and nature.
Folksonomies: nature science poetry poems
Folksonomies: nature science poetry poems