Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week were: Adept, Edible and Viscous.
The poem is based on one of the longest running scientific experiments.
You can read about it and see a 17sec clip of it dripping here.
A Drop in Time
A scientist took great delight
While, watching with his peers,
A coal-black glacial movement which
Dripped every thirteen years.
The pitch was in a funnel,
A thick and viscous goo,
It looked a bit like Vegemite
And was just as edible too.
The curator was a thorough man,
Adept and quite persistent,
But on his watch it dripped three times
And every time he missed it.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2014
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