do poetry, engineers, and scientists have in common? The
NOAA Poetry Corner, home of weather poems, survey poems, and ocean poems
written by the men and women who served in NOAA or its ancestor agencies.
Over the years,one-time poets or sometimes long-time poets wrote about
their observations of the work, their fellow-workers, the tools they
used, their feelings about the work, and the phenomena they measured
and observed. Some of the poets made great prophets: for instance George
Mindling's "Raymete and the Future", written in 1939 predicts
many of the tools, including satellites, of modern meteorology. "De-commissioning"
by Dr. Harris B. Stewart tells the tale of a noble vessel being put
to rest and his love for that ship and the work it accomplished. Other
poems have an innate beauty; some are rather horrendous doggerel; others
evoke a mood recognized by those who have had similar experiences. All
these poems help tell the story of the people and the ancestor agencies
of NOAA, showing a love for the work and a love for the environment
in which the men and women of NOAA's ancestor agencies worked....
the adventure with the wanderers of the Coast Survey!
about the weather from the men and women who worked in the Weather
Service and a few classics as well.