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The Zender Group Poetry Server

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Is there a deep connection between my science and my poetry? Poetry involves expression of messy and serene feelings with economical nuanced verse that captures moments better than prose. Climate modeling requires parameterization of non-linear processes in efficient routines that capture important feedbacks. Modelers quilt their personal physics choices into a tapestry (the model) that portrays their scientific lineage and traditions. To the layperson, model accuracy may be secondary to model lineage, just as poetic skill may be secondary to reputation. Good poetry, however, unlike good modeling, always shines through.

The poems are provided in seven formats described here. (PDF is best, and looks identical to DVI and PS. HTML, TXT, and XML are more convenient for PDAs, but these formats do not always preserve correct line-breaks or stanza spacing.).

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Charlie “my surname is zender” Zender