Creative Writing Component
These two poems I wrote are examples of science fiction poetry.
The violinist gets up on stage
The applause dies down and the performance begins
The soloist works with his instrument to create the melodies and rhythms of music
Behind that music is a story, an idea, a theme
So much time was spent searching for this theme
Alone in a practice room, late hours of the night
The musician practises to perfect the piece and understand the meaning
The researcher in the laboratory sees the music
Studies it day and night until its song pulsates through his veins
He knows it by heart, but where the heart of the music is, he still has to search
What is the meaning of it all?
Research, research, research
Study, study, study
Eureka! I have discovered the link between the gravity, the electromagnetic force, the weak force, and the strong force!
Work becomes more enjoyable now--now working on the presentation of this breakthough
Graphs, data tables, powerpoint presentations, or maybe even a short video clip
Have to find out the right combination of media to intrigue the audience as well as teach them
This is the art of science
The artist finishes his work
The roar of the audience's applause
A wonderful presentation
Such insight and clarity
Such passion and purpose
What a musician.
Relativity is a wonderful thing
It makes interstellar travel seem like the fountain of youth
Jumping through light-years in a matter of hours--one week of travel time translates into a couple centuries of planet time
You could live forever by spending your life traveling
But when you take off for a faraway planet
And wave goodbye to everyone you know
Your friends, your family, the people with whom you've shared everything with
The life you had ends.