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Cats And Dogs And Humans, Poem 11/23/2015, Charles Kay Smith Nov 2015

Cats And Dogs And Humans, Poem 11/23/2015, Charles Kay Smith

Charles Kay Smith

Thoughts on science, inequality and the economy


Happy Halloween Song For My Grandchildren, Charles Kay Smith Oct 2015

Happy Halloween Song For My Grandchildren, Charles Kay Smith

Charles Kay Smith

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Happy Halloween Poem For My Grandchildren, Charles Kay Smith Oct 2015

Happy Halloween Poem For My Grandchildren, Charles Kay Smith

Charles Kay Smith

Halloween poem written for children about 10 years old. This poem was set to a simple tune, but music does not open on SelectedWorks, so this is just the verse without the music.


Suncircles: A Prose/Poem 12/18/2014, Charles Kay Smith Dec 2014

Suncircles: A Prose/Poem 12/18/2014, Charles Kay Smith

Charles Kay Smith

A current project is writing a book of poetry. The different kind of poetry I’m trying to write melds science, humanities, and aesthetic aims of clarity and a polished plain style with social consciousness. I’m uploading one of the poems in the collection as an example of the kind of poetry I’m trying to compose.


Innovative Representations Of Light, Behaving As Both Particles And Waves, Among The Paintings Of Monet And Renoir, Charles Smith Nov 2014

Innovative Representations Of Light, Behaving As Both Particles And Waves, Among The Paintings Of Monet And Renoir, Charles Smith

Charles Kay Smith

Monet and Renoir, friends collaborating in open air about 1865, discovered that sunlight filtering through a canopy of tree leaves does not produce the splotches and dapples that studio artists conventionally represented at the time but circles of light. Sometimes the circles of light punctuating the shade are clear, separate and crisp, as though light is being propagated as particles, but if the pin-hole gaps between leaves are very close together, they will project compound or superimposed circles that look like the waves that Thomas Young saw in his double slit experiment in 1803-4. Newton’s Opticks published in 1704 ...


Blowin’ Against The Wind, Prose/Poem 7/17/2014, Charles Kay Smith Jul 2014

Blowin’ Against The Wind, Prose/Poem 7/17/2014, Charles Kay Smith

Charles Kay Smith

Thoughts on Science, Contemporary Poetry and Human Nature.


Soliciting The Universe, A Prose/Poem 4/1/2014, Charles Kay Smith Mar 2014

Soliciting The Universe, A Prose/Poem 4/1/2014, Charles Kay Smith

Charles Kay Smith

Why it may not be wise to radio our presence into outer space, but why humans are compelled by their neotenic proclivities to be curious and to solicit attention.


Elegy In An American Graveyard, Prose/Poem 3/27/2014, Charles Kay Smith Mar 2014

Elegy In An American Graveyard, Prose/Poem 3/27/2014, Charles Kay Smith

Charles Kay Smith

An update of Thomas Grey's majestic Elegy In A Country Churchyard. Our Economy is very different and so must be our politics.


Born In 1930, Prose/Poem 3/7/2014, Charles Kay Smith Mar 2014

Born In 1930, Prose/Poem 3/7/2014, Charles Kay Smith

Charles Kay Smith

A homage to Presidrnt Franklin D. Roosevelt. In his America, political democracy was extended toward economic democracy. His policies began to be reversed in the 1980s. We are living in the desert of inequality created by that reversal.


American Inequality, A Prose/Poem 3/2/2014, Charles Smith Mar 2014

American Inequality, A Prose/Poem 3/2/2014, Charles Smith

Charles Kay Smith

Science has made possible an increased productivity that creates an economic surplus--science continually teaches us how to do more with less resources. Why should the fruits of science be enjoyed only by the rich, since most of the innovations of science and technology have been funded or subsidized by citizen taxes. If the added productivity of science were shared among all citizens instead of only the 1%, poverty and homelessness could be ended.


Hadrian's Beard, A Prose/Poem 2/26/2014, Charles Smith Feb 2014

Hadrian's Beard, A Prose/Poem 2/26/2014, Charles Smith

Charles Kay Smith

In his official portraits, Roman Emperor Hadrian sported a Greek beard rather than the clean shaven face that all Roman leaders had shown before him. What was his purpose in shattering precedent?