Humanity is the Filter of the World

Hands up if you want to save the Nepal Himalaya

This is the 100th post here on fmpoetry. Thanks to all the contributors and readers.

This poem is hot off the ol’ noggin press, coming into my head just before logging onto the computer and finalised as I write. Maybe it won’t be finalised when I first publish, and further edits will come to me in the future.

It’s dedicated to all the climate campaigners trying to preserve the planet, and hoping for a good deal for people, animals and the Earth next week in Copenhagen. Although clouds may appear as the most obvious filter on Earth, I think humanity is the most powerful.

After a couple of coffees the sunrise has just come through strong and Dave Deen – Thomas DeColita Guest mix is sounding good on Discover Trance Radio. Together with getting some ideas out of the ol’ noggin and into some kind of form makes it not a bad start to a UK winter morning at all. Quite euphoric actually!

Poem Explanation

The poem can probably be seen as an addition to the Surface trilogy, which appeared here earlier in the year. Links to those poems follow the new poem.

It’s a simple Folding Mirror, using a container/filter/liquid metaphor for the world, humanity and concepts, but it hopefully brings together some truths/philosophy in a concise format, which helps to emphasise the points made.

The poem starts at the top and seeps downwards, as liquid does when emptied into a container. Humanity is placed in the middle, as a filter might be in a container.

It mirrors in a 3-3-1 (4) 1-3-3 format.

The Poem

Humanity is the Filter of the World

philosophy, politics, religion
concepts of time

Humanity absorbs, hosts, filters

bringing actions of
positivity, negativity, equilibrium


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This poem did not appear in Marc Latham’s poetry collection published by Chipmunka.

Surface Trilogy 1
Surface Trilogy 2
Surface Trilogy 3

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