Limericks for Scientifics

Limericks for Scientifics

A Poem by Norman223

An update to my earlier "Giants of Science".

The Italian Guglielmo Marconi
Said “I’m inventing this thing - Tele-phoney”
But, Bell beat him, you see
And called it Tel-eph-ony,
(And made a fortune for Nokia and Sony.)

It seems that Darwin’s famed publication
On evolution, caused much condemnation
From the all-powerful Church
Who claimed his heinous research
Had defied all their laws of Creation


Fibonacci ( a mathematician)

Found most things had a predisposition

To sequentially

Form the patterns we see

In a formulaic position.


A  “couch potato” once sadly declared

 “If it wasn’t for John Logie Baird

Then I wouldn’t be

All day watching TV

With my body mass index impaired."

© 2018 Norman223

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Thanks Norman! As a nerd and part-Irish I love the way you married my interests, especially the way you applied a bit of humour at the end "Body mass index impaired"

Posted 10 Months Ago

most escellent limericks from a science geek! made me smile :-)

Posted 11 Months Ago

It's amusing and truthful, thank you.

Posted 11 Months Ago

I'm in awe, sir! Not much I can add to the previous reviewers. I'm a new poet, and your work certainly instructs. Impressive and entertaining piece.

Posted 11 Months Ago

You are the best limerick writer I know! Your playful ditties bring science to a playful place & your rhymes are so sophisticated without tweaking your meaning. I'm amazed at the way this collection is uniformly related in meaning while including so many names of scientific masters! Thanks for adding your witty humor to this website with many dreary drabbles! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 11 Months Ago

yes yes yes...blame the inventors.

i like how you linked Bell with today's cell phones...if he ever could have imagined what his invention would lead to...would he have trashed the idea?

and as for Evolution...i probably am in the minority but i have always believed in a mixture of creation and evolution...why can't they co-exist?
good poem, my friend.


Posted 11 Months Ago

Victims of technology is what we are; from the invention of the wheel it was all downhill, (pun intended.) :)))

A wryly observed poem Norman.


Posted 11 Months Ago

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Added on January 26, 2018
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