Tag Archives: Iridescence

New Poem: Breathe Deeply Above the Pollution

Smog in New York City as viewed from the World...
Image via Wikipedia
Today we have another fine FM poem with a subtle message by KJP Garcia.  It was first published in the Straight to Screen section on KJP’s website.  Thanks to Kenyatta for creating and sharing:
scream from diaphragm.
forget ‘top of lungs’
that’s just morning smog
to blunt the butterflies’ iridescence.
instead, up from underneath
fracturing, sending to surface
gas and poison.

Look to the Sky when the Clouds are High

Cloud Iridescence
Image by Jason Pratt via Flickr
The latest Folding Mirror poem by Marc Latham is on the topic of iridescence in the sky, which has been one of Marc’s favourite revelations in the twenty-first century.
When Marc saw his first cloud iridescence he had not heard of the phenomenon, and thought it might be a vision, until he looked it up on the internet and found out it was a relatively common occurrence.
The best chance of seeing it is on high clouds around sunset and sunrise.
They are so beautiful that they do seem heavenly, so Marc understands how people might have interpreted them as heavenly messages before science analysed them.
Everything could still be godly messages of course, and we just understand how some of god’s science works now.
Anyway, here’s the poem, enjoy!:
Diffraction Delivers Sensory Satisfaction 
light waves travel time and space
unnoticed by us on our Earthly base
until reaching cloud ice, dust and water
refraction leads to diffraction
creating exquisite sky corona, halos and rainbows
brightening up the void above most senses
space and time shown through iridescence