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Friday, April 23, 2010

DAY 23 - SEEING SENSE – BY COINCIDENCE

HAPPY ST GEORGE'S DAY !
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NaPoWriMo Day 23
For Read Write Poem



Read Write Poem member Sage Cohen has a terrific suggestion for today’s poems: Write a poem in which you combine a speaker and an event that normally don’t go together (such as sports broadcasters and poetry writing), as Jay Leeming does in his poem, “Man Writes Poem.”


GAMBLER EXPLAINS VISION

sight one of the five senses
has been acquired in order
to qualify perceptions

light exists and it travels
at a phenomenal speed
encountering obstacles
which may alter or distort
its appearance and its course

filtration and reflection
refraction and diffraction

perceptions are conditioned
by the coincidence that
we are able to receive
and make some sense out of light

another coincidence
is our light-receiving eyes
which coincidently too
contain lens pupil iris
as well as the retina

enabling us to perceive
what we know as ‘images’

(and by chance our rods and cones
allow us to recognise
differentiate colours)

all are racing certainties
and blindingly obvious
you could bet your eyes on it