Poems by Engineers
Can Engineers Write Poetry?
A number of years ago, my husband showed me an article in a publication for engineering educators. Apparently an engineering school had hypothesized that students would be better engineers if they were forced to take a class in which they were required to practice writing poetry. The results were amusing, to say the least.
I would contend that engineers can certainly learn to write well and to communicate in a technical environment; however, you probably don't want to hire them as lyricists or poets-in-residence. I say this with all due respect, since I have an engineering degree, my husband has three, and my father-in-law is an electrical engineer.
That said, I have published an. It was fun to do, although I confess I enjoyed formatting the book in HTML and CSS at least as much as I enjoyed writing the haiku! Yes, engineers can be weird that way. e-book of haiku poetry
Haiku by an Engineer
Scary to contemplate it,
Like fish on dry land.
Use words and feelings?
Alien to engineer,
Like Vulcan on Earth.
Links about Engineers
- An Engineer Remembers Her First PC
The IBM PC may not look like much to you young whippersnappers with your smart phones and laptops, but it was an incredible productivity- boosting asset back in the mid- eighties.
- Engineering quotes and quotations
- How to Manage Engineers And Other Technical Professionals
As a manager, you may find yourself managing engineers or other technical professionals. Can you really manage engineers? Yes, but you must first understand their unique qualities and gain their respect.
Lyrics by Engineers
Quotes from Famous Geeks
"I have had my results for a long time, but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them."
~Karl Friedrich Gauss
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."
~Wernher von Braun
"I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer."
More by this Author
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A poem in the acrostic style to celebrate Groundhog Day.
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