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A Haiku With Mayim

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As with all of our scientists, we asked the Emmy-nominated actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik to write us a Haiku. Given her busy awards season schedule, we figured that there was about a 50/50 chance she would show up with paper in hand.

Not only did Ms. Mayim pen a moving poem, she did her homework. Said Mayim: “I did some research. There has to be a breaking concept in a haiku, it’s not just about meter.” So where did Mayim’s concept come from? “I was just back east, and I love the trees changing color. I wrote it about this beautiful leaf that was the color of a bruise. And the breaking concept is the falling.”

Fancy us impressed. Without further adieu, here’s what she came up with.

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Seandor Szeles

    Seandor Szeles is the co-editor of the Secret Life Blog. He is most interested in the human side of science and providing take-away for educators.