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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Subduction Seduction - a rispetto

More exercises in form and iambs

Subduction Seduction - a rispetto

Come, let me lie upon your bed
And gently roll along your length
The continental plate had said
And so their passion grew in strength
The subtle pressure pushed it to
The melting point as tension grew
Exploding into lava vents
They rested then on sediments.

In geology subduction is the process that takes place at convergent boundaries by which one tectonic plate
moves under another tectonic plate, sinking into the Earth's mantle as the plates converge. A subduction zone is an area on Earth where two tectonic plates move towards one another and subduction occurs. Rates of subduction are typically measured in centimeters per year, with the average rate of convergence being approximately 2 to 8 centimeters per year (about the rate a fingernail grows).
Subduction zones involve an oceanic plate sliding beneath either a continental plate or another oceanic plate


  1. WWonderful poem, great imagery on many levels... Love the geological metaphor, which would keep me from using this great poem in the classroom. ;)

    p.s. the kitty is adorable, where did you get it?

  2. wow, very well done Penny! I love it!

    And I dig the kitty too :)