May/June 2015 • Vol. XXXVII No. 3 Nature's Nature: A Gathering of PoetryMay 1, 2015 |

Micrographia, or, Some Physiological Observations of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses with Observations and Inquiries Thereupon

Without Robert Hooke, curious Charles II might glimpse a flea hop on a dog's back to suck a drop, or the paw scratch his own hide off to find the flick, but only under glass scrutiny might a scientist witness the beasts suit of sable Armour shield that gambit as it tucks foreleg A (drawn and explained to his Highness) into B, and C into D, later named tibia, femur, trochanter, coxa by those who would set aside now-common knowledge to train lenses on other planets, while the flea keeps stacking its springs to launch unforeseeable distances entrusted to a similar idea of progress.

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Amy Wright is the author of Everything in the Universe (Iris Press), Cracker Sonnets (Brick Road Poetry Press), and five chapbooks. She is also Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 Press, and Coordinator of Creative Writing at Austin Peay State University.

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Without Robert Hooke, curious Charles II might glimpse a flea hop on a dog's back to suck a drop, or the paw scratch his own hide off to find the […]

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