Ghargozolou Van Ginnekin
	Has expertise in tissue cells,
And sports among the cilia
	With easy diligence.
He knows as well as Bouligard
	Or Blau
The ways of mitochondria.

He rings his bell in Innsbruck only once
To warn his white-clothed erudites
	To watch
For elegant mutations.
To see the thing within the thing
	Is all of his concern,
My uncle, G. Van Ginnekin.

But I let happy cells breathe easily
	Without inspection;
Much prefer my silver pond,
	Ringed round with trumpet swans
To all things else in Austria.

-Blanford Parker, 1978