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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

18 comments:

  1. If I were a bettin' man, like my buddies and fellow Ohioans Art and Pete, I'd say you've got a bet.

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  2. Not sports I follow too closely, being a Brit, but if they like a flutter - it's a fairly safe bet.

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  3. Nice interpretation of the prompt.

    http://thelaughinghousewife.wordpress.com

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  4. Thanks Laughing Housewife; The way I see it...

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  5. I can see where you're coming from with this one. Nice.

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  6. I thought I'd responded to this one, but it seems to have disappeared. A brilliant exposé of sight and light.

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  7. Eye love what you did with this.

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  8. Very scientific vocabulary fit in really nicely with a very poetic piece! Well done.

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  9. Stan,
    Very interesting take on the prompt.
    Pamela

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  10. excellent stanski... that first stanza sez it all tho the rest follows close behind...

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  11. Thanks to:
    Ron; You must have an eye for it.
    Derrick; You could look at it that way.
    Andy; The dark too...
    Vivienne; Covered the angles to make it a safe bet.
    Marie; No blinkers required.
    Wanda; Gambling is an art - calculating the odds is acientific.
    Pamela; Thanks for that.
    Pieceofpie; All the way to the finish line.

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  12. good to find your blog, I follow but don't get a chance to comment much. Thanks for visiting my site (sight) I love your piece, the brain uses 1/3 of it's function whenever sight is involved, so there you are. I especially enjoyed the artwork on Changnoi site, is he your son? (reading the comments)
    See you next time! Ha! You're looking great. A sight for sore eyes. Love is blind...Hee hee.

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  13. Looks like the eyes have it!

    Nicely done!

    ~Mark

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  14. Thanks to:
    Dianne; 1/3 of it's function still only a fraction of its capacity - imagine...
    Yes, Changnoi is my son.
    This door's always open - have a look any time.
    Mark; Motion carried!

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  15. /me imagines the next stanza
    about watching twitching card players
    and snake eyes =)

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  16. Thanks Lucychili; What are the odds...?

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