Sunday, April 10, 2011

Kaleidoscopic Seaweed

Kaleidoscopic Seaweed
Dr Abe V Rotor

Kaleidoscopic seaweed, painting in acrylic by AVR, 2005

From folks who believe in the mermaid,
algae by their colors are named;
yet taxonomy
's puzzle are foundin lowly plants on reefs abound.

Phaeophyta for the brown,
Chrysophyta, the golden;
Rhodophyta for the red,
Chlorophyta, the green,
And Cyanophyta, blue-green.

What with the countless without brand,
the microscopic, those in mighty strand
that make the jungle under the sea,
and the mysterious Sargasso Sea?

(Velasquez, Trono
, Cordero,*
Please come, come to the rescue.) 
~

* Foremost Filipino phycologists
Dr Abe V Rotor

Kaleidoscopic seaweed, painting in acrylic by AVR, 2005

From folks who believe in the mermaid,
algae by their colors are named;
yet taxonomy
's puzzle are foundin lowly plants on reefs abound.


Phaeophyta for the brown,
Chrysophyta, the golden;
Rhodophyta for the red,
Chlorophyta, the green,

And Cyanophyta, blue-green.

What with the countless without brand,
the microscopic, those in mighty strand
that make the jungle under the sea,
and the mysterious Sargasso Sea?

(Velasquez, Trono
, Cordero,*
Please come, come to the rescue.)
~


* Foremost Filipino phycologists

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