Sunday, February 12, 2006


How does a chemist
love someone?

By distilling the essence of romance?

By plotting the curve of bonding affinity?

By refluxing the elements of affection?

By using the method of steepest descents
to find the maxima and minima of his relationship?

By extracting the love
from the dross of fights?

By bubbling moles of understanding and patience
through the sublime vapour of disagreements?

By proselytizing the alchemy of emotions?

By amalgamating the twin pillars
of emotional dependence and strength?

By fusing faith
and fissioning doubt?

By synthesizing pure love
in sixty-four convergent steps?...

Stop the sophistry!
Just kiss the girl…


Inspired by "How does a chemist, write a poem?", by Carl Djerassi


Anonymous Anirudh said...

Ah! And what if the chemist is a girl, someone might ask. Beware of crazy feminists.


I don't mean that all feminists are crazy so please don't call me names. Especially stuff like MCP, FDF, DQR. I am not good at short forms.

1:06 AM  
Blogger Hirak said...

Depends on whether you want to covalently or ionically bond?

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Madhura said...

Hehehe that was funny! but are you sure the inspiration is purely that poem and nothing else??? :):)

12:14 PM  
Blogger Ashutosh said...

Anirudh: Why did you have to bring this up?? :P

Hirak: Covalently I guess...only then, it may not be possible to let go even if you want to. Breaking 200 kcal of three covalent bonds may be more than even a star crossed lover bargained for :P

Madhura: Well, even if it is, what's the point? By the time I figure out everything listed above, won't she be long gone?! :P

12:43 PM  
Blogger Sumedha said...

A sterling effort!
Chemistry and love are synonymous anyway, right. An ionic bond involves an unequal exchange; so covalent is better, I guess :)

7:47 AM  

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