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  • #315288
    @write4u
    Participant

    Desert breeze

    Swirling , twirling, billowing dust
    desert breeze obscuring just

    Lazing , dazing, the lizard lies
    blazing sand unblinking eyes

    Waiting, watching, soaring high
    drifting on silent wings he spies
    searching for prey the eagle flies

    Hurrying, scurrying toward it’s lair
    the little hare hastens, still unaware

    Now it’s time, the wings to fold
    swooping down, plunging bold
    talons stretched, grasping hold
    the little hare dies as life unfolds

    Swirling, twirling, billowing dust
    desert breeze obscuring just

    W4U

    #315302
    @timb
    Participant

    good

    #315312

    Nice, W4U!

    Yes it is Tim, it’s extra fun if one’s been fortunate enough to see it happening in person.

    Thanks for bringing back a couple wild memories with so much style.

     

    #315319
    @write4u
    Participant

    Sunday Park

    Brightly filters sunlight
    through the foliage
    of the scarred old tree
    bearing knife marks
    Joe loves Mary, 1993
    hearts with arrows carved so boldly
    for anyone to see

    Sunday morning park
    basking in the sun
    flowers blooming, beetles zooming
    so inviting to have fun

    Car pulls up the parking lot
    slamming doors, engine hot
    blankets, dishes, picnic baskets
    on the grass that’s still wet
    bats and balls, strung out net
    now we’re ready, we’re all set

    Watch it Johnnie, don’t do that
    oh, were is that catsup now
    Steven see, you broke the bat
    we need more coals, this meat is raw

    Oh my, I’m just too old for this
    I should have stayed at home
    mother, look, you see this bump
    he hit me with a stone

    Sunday sunday park
    blazing in the sun
    people bustling, children tussling
    all pretending to have fun

    Time is up, time to go
    it’s getting onto six
    take it down, pack it in
    no, no, no, no more tricks
    we’ll be back next week for sure
    you can count on that
    hurry up now, let’s get going
    has anyone seen my hat

    Sunday evening park
    slowly sets the sun
    litter scattered, flowers battered
    all is quiet from the fun

    Dimly filters sunlight
    through the foliage
    of the scarred old tree
    bearings knife marks
    I love Mary, Joe is crazy, 1993
    hearts with arrows, carved so boldly
    but no one to see.

    W4U

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    #315322
    @lausten
    Keymaster

    Write4’s posts have been a welcome break from the last couple months paranormal experiences and (not-so) intelligent design.

    #315344
    @widdershins
    Participant

    Just for you, Lausten.  The worst of both worlds

    In the face of every baby
    In the setting of the sun
    In the blooming of the flowers
    In my having tears and fun
    All things I cannot understand
    Without a lot of work
    Reveal to me His perfect hand
    Designing all you jerks!
    You cannot tell me it’s not true
    ‘Cause then I’d have to read!
    So instead I simply pick and choose
    What is to be believed
    You evidence is lacking so
    Your “facts” easy to spurn
    ‘Cause it’s simpler to just choose to “know”
    What’s too much work to learn

    #315349
    @3point14rat
    Participant

    Widdershins, did you write that? It’s pretty good. I need humor or wit in poetry to keep me interested.

    I remember singing something similar to that in Sunday school back in the early 80’s.

    #315403
    @widdershins
    Participant

    Why thank you, and yes, I did write that.  It’s my love poem to Lausten.  He posts some shit, mostly about politics, that bums me the hell out, so I thought I’d pay him back a little by bringing ID into the poetry thread he was enjoying.

    #315458
    @write4u
    Participant

    Old man dreaming

    Old man sitting, rocking, dreaming
    summer evening, swamp air steaming
    he’s a thinking, puffin smoke

    Pipestem worn, burned out bowl
    crops of corn, grandma’s stole
    he’s a thinking, puffin smoke

    Silver watch, cousin Joe
    boxing match, what a blow
    he’s a thinking, puffin smoke

    Old man, old man, sitting all alone
    thinking and a dreaming, ain’t no phone
    He’s had a good life bye and bye
    now he’s resting, time does fly

    Jody’s dog, what a scare
    Billy’s hog, last years fair
    He’s a thinking, puffin smoke

    Caught a trout in the rain
    damn that gout causin pain
    he’s a thinking, puffin smoke

    Old man sitting, rocking , dreaming
    summer evening, swamp air steaming
    He’s a thinking, puffin smoke.

    W4U

    #315486
    @write4u
    Participant

    TimB, CC-v.3, Lausten

    Thank you and I am happy that I was able to stir your empathic networks with simply describing a few images in a contextual setting.

    Empathic responses are generated in the Mirror Neural System (MNS) and allows us to experience (imagine) the world from another’s perpective.

    FUNCTIONS OF MNS

    Action understanding
    Action understanding is the fundamental function of the MNS. Each time the animal observes a certain action being performed by another animal, the mirror neurons representing the performance of that action are activated.

    The mirror neurons transform visual observation into knowledge.[3] Studies on humans during action observation have shown activation of the IFG, the IPL and a region within the STS. The precentral motor cortex though not activated by action observation is involved indirectly in action understanding as they have a role in motor imagery.[7]

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2900004/

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    #315487
    @write4u
    Participant

    Desolation dwells

    Left emptiness, vacant room
    stark walls, lonely broom
    tilting table, checkered cloth
    coffee stains, lifeless moth
    human beings here once dwelt
    perhaps hope here once was felt
    but look around and see
    could it have been but misery
    desolation dwells

    Uninspired ornaments of alabaster
    molded scrolls of casting plaster
    windows smudged with coated grime
    wooden floors revealing time
    desolation dwells

    Left emptiness, vacant room
    stark walls, lonely broom
    tilting table, rusty knife
    reminders of the time
    this lonely place once was alive
    human beings here once dwelt
    joy and sorrow once were felt
    now shadows cast a silent spell
    and desolation dwells

    W4U

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    #315491
    @write4u
    Participant

    This beautiful video never fails to evoke a tear or two.

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    #315551
    @timb
    Participant

    The vid evoked a few smiles from me. But No tears.  Perhaps my mirror neuron system is off.

    But Write, you have a talent for poetry.

    #315635
    @write4u
    Participant

    Thanks Tim,

    I wrote these poems a long time ago during a few days of artistic inspiration.  Have written a few short stories since, but alas no more poetry.

    I have always had an empathic streak and am easily moved by displays of care and empathy among different species.

    ———————

    I am astounded by the ability of many animals to learn alien behaviors when associated with a reward system.

    Bonobos are very smart apes and can learn language if exposed to language at an early age, which probably assists in growing language synapses in the brain.

    Watch this extraordinary intelligent Bonobo, who can understand  a vocabulary of several hundred word and compound sentences and perform some astounding feats of understanding the intent of a sentence.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTFL7BgWloY

    https://youtu.be/MTFL7BgWloY

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    #315928
    @timb
    Participant

    I liked the instruction, where Kanzi (the bonobo) is told to wet the carrot.  He throws it outside.  The trainer assumes he made a mistake and did not follow the instruction. Then Kanzi points outside.  It is raining.

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