Blogathon Haiku day

24 May

As part of the WordCount Blogathon, today we’re all embarking on haiku posts. I really should let my inner science poet out a little more often. Today, I decided to riff on the my writing process of taking my research– the papers I’ve read, the experts I’ve talked with– and synthesizing that mix into a science article. It’s a dance: you have to process what you’ve learned, decide what to leave in, what to take out, and wrap the whole thing in an attractive flowing package. Doubt lingers every time I begin this journey, but I’m still swimming on the other side.

My haiku:

drowning in detail

pulling the puzzle apart

story now complete

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4 Responses to “Blogathon Haiku day”

  1. Kathy May 24, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    I really like this! Well done.

  2. Jennifer Fink May 27, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    I love this one! In just a few words, you distilled the experience down to its essence.

  3. Michelle Rafter May 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    I don’t envy the type of writing you do – from the outside it looks so easy but anybody who’s done it knows how hard it really is, like translation. Good science writing is even harder to master than good tech writing. My hat’s off to you.

    Michelle Rafter

    • webbofscience May 31, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

      Thanks, Michelle. Translation is a great analogy for what I do– I’m tapping the foreign language student in me, too.

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