Treasure Island

Giorgio Venetopoulos

(Athens, Greece)

Marie Curie

A woman scientist in research fields
Maria Sklodowska, was Polish born
Professor at Sorbonne, she thrives and wields
a dedicated, gifted soul and sworn.

In Physics and in Chemistry achieved
to be the first female with Nobel Prize,
the usages of Thorium perceived,
in radiology new modes comprised.

Uranium radiation caused in air
electric flow to be conducted through
the X-rays were emitted from the flare
the atom's core produced out to imbue.

In pitchblend ore, Marie and Pierre Curie
Polonium and Radium then speck
the couple was capable to foresee
what was predestined to allure and freck.

Silvanus Thompson, Becquerel and her
antagonized upon the Nobel course
with dangerous their research to incur
unshielded equipment was the cause.

She was interred in Sceaux, alongside Pierre
and later honored with her interment
to dwell in Panthéon and eft confer,
philosophers invite her to assent.

Submitted: Monday, July 22, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013

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© G. V.,07-22-2013, All Rights Reserved
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Marie Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1903)
Davy Medal (1903, with Pierre)
Matteucci Medal (1904; with Pierre)
Elliott Cresson Medal (1909)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1911)
Franklin Medal of the American Philosophical Society (1921)
http: //, _Paris

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