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New Mirror Poem Celebrates Spring’s Energy

Marc Latham’s new Folding Mirror poem celebrates the joys of the spring season, when memories of cold winter lose dominance to hopes for warm summer, and new life emerges into the heat of a greening world. For long-living species like ours it is an annual cycle, but for some it lasts for just a few hours of our day; a time when they frantically follow their instincts, trying to make good of their life for their species, unburdened by distractions… although other life forms might try and eat them! It’s all of joy and interest to us anyway. Here’s the poem:

Endogurov beginning of spring
Endogurov beginning of spring (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abundant Life, Lives Absolutely 

sunrise of the year
should be spring
surge movement
spins life cycle
full speed

open sky fuels life, nourished by faraway sun

whirling buzzing
birds and bees
busy trees
making the most
of their natural time

Garden with some tulips and narcissus
Garden with some tulips and narcissus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

 

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Science Stories about Brain and Space Inspired Poem

Hi, it’s Wolf Whistzer, news hound at the Greenygrey. There were lots of interesting stories in the latest World Science newsletter, so I’ve copied the links below. Some of them partly inspired Marc Latham’s latest FM poem about similarities in the shape and scientific knowledge about space and brain. Enjoy.

After anesthesia, “primitive” consciousness
awakens first
:
Brain structures that we share with many animals go
into action first as awareness emerges, research finds.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120404_consciousness

Coupled stars seen as chief diet for hungry
black holes
:
Black holes at the hearts of galaxies may grow by
swallowing single stars from pairs of stars, a new
study proposes.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120404_blackholes

Earth-like planets could number “billions” in
our galaxy
:
Red dwarf stars host an abundance of worlds that
could hold liquid water, astronomers report.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120329_planets

Planets from long ago puzzle astronomers:
Scientists have identified a planetary system that
they describe as a likely survivor from one of the
earliest cosmic times.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120328_planets

Link between fast food, depression “confirmed”:
A new study supports past research tying fast food
consumption to a greater risk of depression.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120402_fastfood

All cattle descend from one small herd, study
finds
:
Living cattle descend from as few as 80 animals
domesticated from wild oxen in the Near East some
10,500 years ago, a DNA analysis suggests.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120327_cattle

2nd study links pesticide to bee epidemic:
Mysterious collapses of honeybee populations may be
explained, scientists say.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120405_imidacloprid

Dolphins may be dying due to U.S. oil spill,
scientists say
:
Dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico are showing signs of
severe ill health, according to preliminary findings
from a U.S. agency.

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/120326_dolphins