August 10th, and Darwin was still following the sounds of growing unrest in the city:
“During the whole of the night there have been several vollies of musketry fired in the city, & we all thought there must have been some heavy fighting.” (Aug 10)
But for the rest of us, a brief intermission to fill a quiet Friday night:
Darwin, of course, has become a part of modern culture – pop and otherwise. I thought I might share some of these on his quieter days. Today’s entry is a short poem from the poet Carol Ann Duffy (Britain’s first female poet laureate). It has always been a favorite.
7 April 1852
Went to the Zoo.
I said to Him—
Something about that Chimpanzee over there reminds me of you.
If you have other favorite cultural references to Darwin, feel free to send them my way. (RJV)