Poem: ‘Uncertain-Sea Principle’

Poem: ‘Uncertain-Sea Principle’

Science in meter and verse

Author’s Note: This stereoscope or contrapuntal poem can be read in more than one way, such as left to right across the two columns or down first one column and then the other. Credit: Abstract Aerial Art/Getty Images

This article was originally published with the title “Uncertain-Sea Principle” in Scientific American 327, 6, 24 (December 2022)

doi: 10.1038/scientificamerican1222-24



    Richard Blanco is a professional civil engineer and a poet. He read his poem “One Today” at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, who selected him to serve as the fifth Presidential Inaugural Poet in U.S. history. Credit: Nick Higgins

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