Poets for Science

responses

the longevity of bees

Jessica Bundschuh
Stuttgart, Germany

I pledge allegiance to...

I pledge allegiance to the vast green fields of home,making your soul free and willing to dance and celebrate the magic of life,the enchanting songs of swallows and nightingales, the wise gorgeous mountains whose support and power you can feel along your way. With all of that I am in love !

Spasina Staneva
Bulgaria, Pazardzhik

I pledge allegiance to the warm fragrant summer nights, the sweet voices of the crickets, singing in the dark, the never-ending magic of the Black Sea, to all the creatures who are living here and now with me !

Spasina Staneva Bulgaria, Pazardzhik
Pazardzhik

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I pledge allegiance to vast steppe territories and the smell of grass and blossoming fruit orchards. With confidence in my ability to have this feeling forever

Olena, Ukraine

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my students – I respect their time and contribution, I will offer them the best education I can, we will stand together side by side I am not standing obove them and I will never give up on them

Reesi
Pärispea - Estonia

...understanding.In order to be closely connected for the future and present collaboration and be able to make this world better.

Inna
Dnipro

power of water that brings happiness and calmness to my life

Marija, North Macedonia
Gostivar

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The real nature of the animal world amazes me and remind me that life is going on and should be aware of the moment not focusing on the past or future.

ilkay- turkey

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my personal growth, my desire to change myself, my decision to get out of my comfort zone.

Amila
Bosnia and Herzegovina

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I pledge allegiance to my conscience, first of all. I will not go like crazy to a shopping mall. I care about the planet, and should do something to prove it.

Sarka Opatova
Decin

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the sound of the waterfalls filled with so much energy that resembles to the dynamic of life running in one direction forward

ilmi
Skopje

I pledge alliance to the truth in the world, the feelings that I experience everyday such as love, mercy, happiness, and to the all things that make you feel like you are more yourself and belong to life.

B.D. - Turkey
TURKEY

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human kindness. To preserve and cherish humanity and the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.

Manav Sumara
Ahmedabad, India

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the gorillas who groom their dead, the elephants who mourn theirs, the octopuses with their three brains and many disguises, the pigeons who can count, the salps gleaming yesterday on Crane Beach, a thousand tiny pearls, that is to say: all my fellow creatures on our tiny blue planet floating in the vastness

Elizabeth J. Coleman
NYC

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That complex simplicity, A complicity of full looks. The distinct touch of sincerity - That form happiness took . A small gesture in a whirlwind of emotions. A simple record of refine sensations. It is a way of life in a lifetime record, Where chalk draws infinite laws. A smiling charm and verdant green. A crystallizing sea and infectious smile. A divine glow in originality. In an ordinary landscape, a rail of banality. In a touch of perfecting. It is like this a simple photograph That can give you joy, that can give you inspiration And take you to the height of emotion. I pay and pledge allegiance to all.

Shreesham Pandey
India

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Divine Fieldwork Ranging heaven and all the sacred earth lobbing lightning, herding clouds, sifting seaweed and pickling mushrooms by day, conjuring babies’ bones his hips, thighs and lips and God’s plan by night

Deborah Shaw Hickerson
Winters, California

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I am super interested in new science discovery of the ocean. I am so interested in the amazing discoveries but also the unkowns of the ocean.

Katie Edie
Dover ohio

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I pledge allegiance to subatomic particles my brain is endless spaceship that travels by Universe but I fall in love with black hole that absorves me in and in then herein as soon I will be born as a new planet.

Erkut Tokman
İstanbul, Turkey

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learn how to be the best educator of young minds I can be


Phoenix, AZ

Invisible Traits inherent in the system, the one's I take for granted.

MWPiercy
Oneonta,NY

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The Susquehanna River--all her 444 miles--and the mountains and valleys that spill their blue veins into the artery of her.

Julene Waffle
Laurens, NY

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The vast emptiness between subatomic particles The infinite variety of planets and suns The hardness of time And the softness of matter

James
Cranbury

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homegrown food health and growth from the land unstained by chemicals and money. Vegetables and fruits and beasts of the land may they remain clean and free of tarnish or blemish created by indelicate hands. May all have access to their natural goodness.

Will Smith
Erie, PA

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rescuing endangered animals

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Being open to all the wonder science can offer, and dedicate myself to amplifying the messages of the scientific community.

Jane Hufford Downes
Minneapolis

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the crows this morning in their hundreds, over head and over yonder in the sunrise, still some stars. Nashua River, river roost (and raucous) toward Flat Rock the hills toward the pines.

Tim McDonald
Fitchburg, MA

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To remember ancestral terrain Before the Qhamsudu' harvest beyond the redwood trees, holding a tin bucket in hand sun dancing over cumulus cloud-- the red flicker cawing in the highest branch, The cracking of splintered wood beneath our bare feet, the smell of ripe elderberries with singing emerging from the river, I pledge allegiance to ancestral memory I pledge allegiance to the ama my people originate from, and to our animal siblings in the universe under the Creator with memories embedded in all.

Delaney R. Whitebird Olmo
Fresno, CA

I pledge allegiance to ... trails to hike away from parking lots malls of the cities to musing time of lizards accepting warmth of the sun.

Jean Luce
Tempe, AZ

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to the hearts that dwell in all creatures and to the feelings which bubble out of them, connecting, uncontained with possibility and joy for all

Tori
Phoenix

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recognizing the implicit oneness of self and other; to finding in the lines of my palm the traces of yours.


Harmony between our creations and the way of earth despite ourselves - flowstone survives a cut and thrives through gravity.

Theodora
Phoenix, Arizona

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shattering binaries of all sorts.

m.d. leto
Central Islip, New York

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the green tree days of my childhood

Genevieve
Cleveland

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I pledge allegiance to changing the world for the better. I pledge to save you and you and maybe even me. I'll try my hardest.


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The daffodils and hyacinths popping up through the earth and bursting their color. The buds of light green appearing on the branches. Birds fluttering about as they build their nests. Spring time in Ohio.

Effie T.
Willoughby Hills

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Unraveling the future faces and facets of sustainable development.

Heidi
Philippines

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Domes that glow like earthworms tangled into moonlit madness--only to settle contrite, finite yet infinitely satisfying.

Jackie Kuttaineh
Orlando, FL

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Gathering the gifts of the Holy Spirit Openly receiving and embracing them each day Holding them in my heart as I continue my journey with Christ toward my sacred ultimate purpose designed by Christ for me

Charlene Urbancic
Ferdinand

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I pledge allegiance to the masked heroes, huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

Ryan
Ellicott City, MD

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I pledge allegiance to the sun rising in the east each day. To overnight showers bringing the scent of spring.

Amy
Canton, OH

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I plege allegiance to the common good...to adapting my behavior in the present so that my community can hope for a brighter future.

Charles
Kent, OH

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the lost, the endangered and the forgotten. The unresearched colorful incarcerated, the fasting girls, the little Black and blue boys dead on hot tar roads. The ones so much like me and those so different we are the same.

Oluwatobi Odugunwa
Nashville

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to the gravel of the Galapagos. To the waddle of the grounded albatross, and the salt spit out by the marine iguanas whose tails are nipped by the swirling sea lions in the currents of water and wind and soul. I pledge allegiance to the enchanted islands.

Mary Allen Murray
Birmingham

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The wildflowers that bloom in the spring, Reminding us that There is always beautiful new life To be lived, Even if the winter Feels endless.

Abigail Forsythe
Nashville, Tennessee

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A world post-hoc the global mental health crisis, solved by data and science and us

Joseph Sexton
Cumming, GA

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Astronomy, the female body, creation and birth

SK
Nashville

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to the minds, of subtle unknown, and to the skulls that embody such, one safe haven in imagination under the machinery with peaceful expression for all.

Skylar Cuevas
Pass Christian, MS

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Tiniest of molecules called proteins.

Ava
Mumbai

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Vitamin supplements and artificial nutritions that make up for lack of healthy eating habits.


Nashville

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Curiosity. Curiosity may kill some cats, but there is purity in pursuit. Curiosity may lead to big breakthroughs, both good and bad. But like thoughtful literature, the value lies in the journey and not the destination.

Cal Craven
Cleveland

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My body’s continuity with the air.


Tennessee

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The constant recycling of life The creation of new beings from old Moss growing on rotten logs Decomposition the bringer of nature’s building blocks The conservation of mass from the beginning of time Knowing the end is not so at all

Emily Meadow
Erin, Tennessee

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the redbud, first wound of this southern spring—to the late freeze that stripped its branches, turned the pond’s surface magenta, apt skirt for the Judas tree.

Joanna Currey
Nashville

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The right of every species to thrive, in functioning ecosystems, and of all people to thrive alongside them

Michaela
Nashville

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Lifting the voices of scientists of color and empower them as they navigate the STEM space.

Stephanie Castillo
Nashville, TN

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Uphold curious thought as the motivating force to propel our species into a more favorable state.

Shannon
Nashville, Tennessee

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Creatively educating the next generation in fields of science and technology.

Chris S
Stamford

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Living your own life without looking back to others


Yekaterinburg, Russia

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The pursuit of knowledge and the journey to truth

Miquéla T.
Chicago

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To play an active member in creating a time when science is trusted and valued by all members of society.

Austen
Washington DC

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The flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god with liberty and justice for all

Mike
Cincinnati

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our right to enjoy life and be free from the impoverishment of disease


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Revitalizating lives


Wuhan

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NANOTECHNOLOGY

Annalise
Palo Alto

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Trees in winter, with new growth pushing beneath the bare branches

Elizabeth
Nashville

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My innermost thoughts and The marvelous wonders of the mind. Insufficient would it be to pledge And not vow To be ambitious in my endeavor To expand my knowledge of self With confidence in my ability To do as such.

Adaora
Nashville

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I pledge allegiance to original thought To the creative fulfillment of our human nature

Sebastian Baca
Albuquerque

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Psychiatry

Adaora M.
Nashville, Tennessee

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I pledge allegiance to to the cosmos, origins of all life

HM
Grand Rapids

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Psychiatry, medicine, therapy to improve lives


Nashville

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Van der Waals forces, pulling and pushing atoms into the loving embraces and delicate distances that make Life work

Sam
Cleveland, OH

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appreciating the Earth and all the beauty it has to offer

Jasmine J
Shanghai

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Unearthing the unknown For seed sown Will not be blown

John lee
Atlanta

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extending function and form as naturally as a tree extends a new leaf.

Ryan Hammond
Elliott City, Maryland

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Cosmology, to our place in the universe, to what dwarfs us and makes us look up To stars and star stuff, to galactic ballet, To the bigger-than-me, To the gorgeous system of which I am an infinitely small subset

Molly
Johnson City, TN

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I pledge allegiance to the sun glinting off of freshly fallen snow.

Gabe
Canton, OH

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I pledge allegiance to a future for our children where they can enjoy a healthy earth.

Nate
Kent

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I pledge allegiance to the Patapsco River

Ryan
Baltimore

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I pledge allegiance to the Cuyahoga River

Alex
Kent
Launch me