Alphabet Mirror Poem Reflects One From 2010

After there was a lot of greenYgrey in yesterday’s blog I thought I’d add a little POP (PinkyOrangePurple) in today’s blog post Folding Mirror poem. The poem is more about structural concept than sweet rhyme, so please don’t expect anything nicely epic, as I hope some of my recent poems were.

Creative Poetry Formats

After creating an alphabet Folding Mirror using A-Z for the first letter of the words, and mirroring 5-4-3-1-1-3-4-5 back in 2010, included in my first poetry collection and on this site, this one mirrors first letter in the first half of the poem (coloured pink) with the final letter in the second half of the poem (coloured orange), which is more of a mirror effect and has a 4-4-2-3-3-2-4-4 word formation.

The first half features mostly positive words, and the second mostly negative. Like some other poems, such as the recent Butterfly and Flower, that developed after I’d started the top half of the poem.

Poem of Two Halves, Alphabet Letters and Themes

alphabetical binary coded dualism
eloquent finesse grandiose heroism
investigative journey

kaleidoscopic lenticular maypop , vexation antihero maloprop

umiaq sinker
bottoms undercurrent impromptu lav
below perplex incendiary schmaltz

All real words. I know because I looked up a lot of them, using technology to complement my creativity, and still having to search to find the most suitable!

My Poetry Collections

Bipolarity and ADHD to Folding Mirrors by [Marc Latham]242 Mirror Poems and Reflections by [Latham, Marc]

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Mirror Poem with New Hair Life Metaphor Inspired by: Toxic Plants Killed Most Dinosaurs Theory

After yesterday’s Folding Mirror poem had a plants and creatures relationship theme I saw on MSN news this morning that a new theory posits that dinosaurs died out mainly because they ate toxic plants, and didn’t learn to avoid them. The video contains loads of my biggest theory: greenYgreyism!

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I used to worry about hair
now I don’t really care
same’s true of life I guess
less of both reduces stress
new mirror poem compares pair…

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow, Dinosaurs Example to Follow

once bitten twice shy
keep trying ’til you die
contradictory messages
tangled tresses
life mirrors hair metaphor
haven’t heard that before

growth tempts more complication, passing of time eradication

options no longer visible
worked out what’s divisible
doors dangled
dreams strangled
if you want to prosper
break your own agenda

Making your own way was the main message of the latest Amorettes single:

Lots more contradictory proverbs on Derek Christensen’s blog. The post also includes Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker greenYgrey statue!

15 PAIRS OF CONTRADICTORY PROVERBS

The Flower and the Butterfly Prose Poetry Short Story

I recorded Pride and Prejudice and Zombies last night, so I don’t know if it’s title and theme inspired this classic poem of the eternal life cycle of nature.

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Flower and Butterfly, Live or Die 

Candy Tuft had not long flowered
spring sunshine empowered
a butterfly landed on her petal
she held her breath to let it settle
‘I haven’t seen you here before,’
said Candy admiring the floral design it wore

‘Yet I, seem to know us.’ ‘We’re coded that way, like Rebus,’

said Pipevine upping game to the bloom above
‘created this way to inspire love,’
replied instinctively before a hush caused it doubt
was the flower wondering what about
summer rains refreshment
Pipevine Swallowtail knew a deathly silence.

References

Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly.
Rebus is a picture-word puzzle, which is probably what inspired a famous fantasy detective being named it.
Candy Tuft flower.

Wordplay Mirror Poem to the Letter

My latest Folding Mirror poem started off with wordplay to the letter between flea and free, with the words sharing f and e, but differing in the second and fourth letters. It’s a poetry technique I used a lot in XaW Files: Beyond Humanity over two long years, forensically stripping my poetry down to the letter; or even the three constituent parts of the letter in the case of the Y of the protagonist greenYgrey, after it was parted from green and grey.

Folding Mirror Poetry Technique

I wrote the first half in free form, as I did during XaW Files, which is the main reason I stopped creating Folding Mirrors for a couple of years, but then had to create a second half to mirror it, choosing to mirror the 1-3 matching, 2-4 different split of flea and free with the 2-4 matching, 1-3 different split of muse and nure; a made-up word that I chose for comedy and theme relevance. I could have used pure, but thought nure was more apt.

The longer the Folding Mirror poem the harder it is to reflect each side, but I think I’ve done it quite accurately, with the different letters of the key words providing the formatting framework. Initial letters of other words have also been mirrored according to the key words on each side.

My Poem Rationale

For those new to poetry I’m just playing a character, as poets have done forever. My choosing of flea and manure shows me in a good light as far as I’m concerned, in line with Buddhism and Nietzsche. It’s what I’ve been doing throughout my writing career, although my egotistical narcissistic critics think I’m just trying to be like and/or compete with them!

While I’d like to become as rich and famous as possible, and help as many good causes I can, while writing artistic poetry and prose it is all about the creative act, and trying to achieve as much excellence as possible. I’ve always aimed to write as well as I can, even if some of it along the way has been crass and slapstick.

My comedy and serious writing are two sides of the same coin, one I can flip over to suit the occasion at almost any time, and that’s why my greenYgrey and Folding Mirror books are a mixture of the two.

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Insect I’s No News, Muse Letters’ T’s Truths

feel flee I flea
of free
sharing 1-3
but flaw
of 2-4
half way there
park yogibear
but instead
of RE
primary re-minder
Religious Education
school lesson
I’m l-a: not all
Los Angeles
Leeds Armley
border Bramley
kinda Kirkstally

struggling increases the grip, what makes humanity worship

King keystones
Brand bones
Needful Rings
Normality Returns
n-r knows – my number
poetry session
Mental Stimulation
ms-lexia prompt
SHE ism
although sharing
dictionary indemnity
glass half empty
3-1 unspun
letters undone
matching 2-4
muse provides
vowel assonance ma nure

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https://mslexia.co.uk/
ma: slang for my.

Mirror Poem Reflects Cosmic Ray Light

I was thinking that yesterday’s video of the green shape docking at the ISS and Soyuz (which is what looked cross-shaped) could also be interpreted as the greenYgrey (the shape is described as yellow in another YouTube video) saying goodbye to humanity, as it was from 2014, when the greenYgrey was already on its XaW Files journey, in its final year on Earth, which included time in greenYgrey space above Russia!

Chemical Elements Mirror Poem

I thought the supporters of the above theory could be called the Enola Gays, remembering the song Enola Gay by the Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, wordplaying on the En start and ys end, with Gays also having a G like Grey, and the a and e are interchangeable, such as between American and English spelling.

However, when I looked the song up I realised it was about the plane that carried the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, so I think we should leave that there.

Ironically, atomic energy does have relevance to my new Folding Mirror poem, but only in being scientific in a chemistry way. As Wikipedia writes: ‘chemical element is a species of atoms having the same number of protons in their atomic nuclei.’

Wordplay Humour Poetry

Having watched Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator for the first time yesterday, when I first saw boron I thought it made a good blended word for Borat and moron, remembering Cohen’s other character.

I also thought it was weird his character had made his name into a lot of words in their language, after I’d written earlier that day about the greenYgrey family of words. Its not the first time our humour has crossed paths!

I liked the movie, although the humour’s lost the sparkle of the early stuff, but is still good. Having watched that and the even funnier Ted2 recently, I wonder why some people in Blighty get all high n’ mighty about my writing! I’m like the Simpsons to them being like South Park!!

It was also good to see the female stars having enough of a sense of humour to laugh at themselves in both movies, as I am about myself, and show my humility, as in the word explanation below the poem.

Anyway, enough about politically incorrectness, and time for the poetry and to introduce a couple of lovely images I found with lots of greenYgrey letters relevance, and great gYgPOP (greenY[ellow]greyPinkyOrangePurple) colours.

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Chemical Elements, Wordplay Ingredients
Iron Beryllium, Gold Vanadium

cosmic ray spallation
universal exhalation
scattering energy space
creating human race
supernovae seem rare
from where we stare
on our awesome planet
free of those trying to ban it

found boron in codeword grid, without knowing what letters hid

unlocked box full of chemical elements
eye candy mental sentiments
mesmerising my eye sense
enlightening by fluorescence
stimulating further learning
planning on returning
mental inhalation
deep breath relaxation

Most of the above science is new to me, although some ring a bell, such as Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium (Nirvana!), Nitrogen, Oxygen, Iron, Gold etc.
Wikipedia list of chemical elements: Boron is B5. Beryllium is Be4, Iron is Fe26. Vanadium is V23, Gold is Au79 – a gold AAW connection relevance!

If you need to research any words there’s the Free Online Dictionary. I checked fluorescent, thinking I knew basically what it meant, but not exactly. I was right, I didn’t know that fluorescence is light passed on from another light source, and is different to phosphorescence in that its light goes out straight away once the original light goes out.

Mirror Poem for Easter 21-C , with AI Space Technology

Today’s a special day for Christians, and I think Jesus provided a good overall example, criticising humanity’s greed and sacrificing his need. This latest Folding Mirror poem probably has a little Christian inspiration in looking at humanity’s development of technology positively, in that we are willing to produce something that will be superior to us in some ways.

Folding Mirror Poem Ins and Outs

After using bittersweet recently I thought I should have written it’s in the greenYgrey family of terms, as is the Ins and Outs of the title above. I’ve heard tit-for-tat a lot recently, and that’s another greenYgrey one – one term featuring two contrasting words.

The lines of this quite simple poem, compared to the last one, rhyme in the following line, and those two lines also start with the same letter; something I thought of doing along the way, after the first four lines worked like that automatically.

The triangle symbol may have been inspired by watching the latest NASA’s Unexplained Files (repeat from 2016) on Quest last night, with a mysterious triangle/diamond shaped old-fashioned greenygrey shape seen docking on the ISS (International Space Station), which looks like a cross. A greenYgreyology interpretation could be a greenYgrey Christian birth? Video of it from YouTube posted at end of the blog.

Advancing in Numeration, Nurturing of Automation

living in the zone
life by smart phone
no time for reality
never considering impartiality
wise for fun time
without reaching sublime

above will seem IA∇, ℑAI shows the way

humanity will advance
hedging back seat chance
providing evidential humility
poor relation in productivity
only time will tell
of heaven or hell

Independent Archaic (archaic – old-fashioned) – my term to reflect AI. The special character is the apt ‘backward difference’, fitting in with how humanity may seem in the future according to AI now defeating humanity in many tests/games/creativity, and set to widen the gap in the future.
Artificial Intelligence. The special character is the apt ‘imaginary part’ – took a little while searching through many of the 255 of them before choosing it.

Pilots’ Significant UFO Sighting and Earliest American Footprints Found

Hot on the heels of my last Folding Mirror poem contrasting space flight with early American indigenous humans there’s new story developments on the UFO and first Americans front. These are true news stories, so score very low on the parodymeter.

UFO to Floor American West Explore

ABC News  received audio of pilots reporting a bright fast craft shooting above them over Arizona last month, but more recently reported, which didn’t show up on radar, and was unknown to the controller. One plane reported to the controller and then another did after being asked to look out for it by the controller. Pilots of different planes and a controller are great witnesses, although there are no images.

Linked to that article, and on National Geographic, footprints have been found in Alaska, North America dated to 13,000 years ago: the earliest yet found. It supports the time and place for the dominant paradigm theory of migration to the continent.

I posted sixteen photos on National Geographic Your Shot this year, inspired by my Iceland photos. They have some creative titles and descriptive explanations for all diehard fans of my writing… especially greenYgreyliens, greenYgreyologists and AAWs!

I’ve been thinking of promoting all greenYgreyliens to greenYgreyologists, as you’ve been with me so long now. What do you think? Status Quo or Promotion?

 

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