old, wise, deep creature
dressed in white and night
I want to be the manager of your icebergs
keeper of nunataks
regent of your silences
accountant of auroras
auditor of penguins
and all of their questioning innocence
It is your gelum glacial ice
gelid Antarctic ice
the marriage of air and sea and cold.
Your molecules are
the glue that unites an entire
they are solid, diaphanous, turbid
Like so I love my frozen ice
I love my mint green bergs like so,
my cobalt blue glass
static tabular sailors,
a belt of white asteroids
Your brocade of crystals comes tumbling down
a victim of blue heat, cold heat;
our atmosphere of acid breath
just barely ardent breath
determined to demolish the strength of your white language!
I search for:
Needle and thread to fix your broken walls;
earphones to listen to your buried voice;
a giant bell to isolate you from the heat;
the box where you keep the ice crystals;
the hidden cables that connect to your nerves;
a blank notebook to write the teachings of your university of cold
Science and exploration writer, lecturer, author. Knight Fellow in Science Journalist, MIT/Harvard. US Senior Correspondent, Muy Interesante magazine, the largest Spanish-language publication entirely devoted to science for the general reader in the world, edited in Madrid.
Her stories have appeared in Scientific American, National Geographic en Español; WIRED, New Scientist, The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe. Lectures about science and science journalism to different audiences. Has produced documentaries for Discovery Channel Latin America/Iberia, and radio documentaries for NPR’s Living on Earth.
Twice nominated for regional Emmys in Spanish. Author of Juntos en la aventura/Bound by Adventure, an on-going series of 15-adventure and adrenaline novels for young adults, with science and exploration themes. Each plot is based on the author’s real field trips, following researchers.
A voice from the Triangulation through Science Communication project.