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BBC Peeks into POPolution

Back on October 25th I wrote the BBC seemed to be ignoring the POPolution, with the POP part standing for: PinkyOrangePurple. Then, in mid November I was fortunate to be out under a POP twilight sky and posted some photos on this site’s sister site, travel25years; as they seemed more travelly than poetry.

BBC Focuses on PinkyPurple – Indigo

Today I saw the BBC had a focus on the twilight skies being particularly pink and purple this week. I don’t know if they have been particularly bright, or if it’s just them catching up with the POPolution! The other big terrestrial provider of local news, ITV, also had some great POP photos on their news yesterday, so maybe it was a special one.

Whichever reason, there’s some great photos anyway from the BBC‘s Weather Watchers, who’ve been very busy POPing POP pictures:

This dark bright pink the article was mainly about does seem more vivid than most:

Greenhill

This one is a classic POP picture, with all the PinkyOrangePurple colours, with the yellow sun rays orangeing in parts, the blue sky and grey cloud purpling and white clouds pinkying:

Inkberrow in Worcestershire

I’m writing another blog post updating the POPolution on travel25years now.

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Saturday Saturn Rings Wooden Shjips Mix Space Journey

For ears I sailed on wooden ships while my eyes watched a dying spacecraft feel rain falling from Saturn’s rings, sending me off course, of course, returning my memory to Blade Runner (+2049):

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/techandscience/rain-falls-from-saturns-rings—and-a-dying-spacecraft-tasted-it/ar-BBO0kiF?ocid=spartanntp

Deeper into my mind I remembered an Iron Buddha album cover that reminded me of the greenYgrey’s third of a fantasy fiction travel quest to a new POP (PinkyOrangePurple twilight times) art theme, searching for our Andy Warhol, Andy Wolfhol, whose favourite catchphrase was wolf not war:

Before wondering if POP is all in my mind, a product of all them witches!:

The thought of so much great relatively unknown underground music on YouTube comforted what is left of the writer in me:

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?

 

‘Ata Alien’ Mystery Solved? Four New Genetic Mutations Found

The Independent via MSN  reports today that the Atacama body mystery featured in my Valentine’s Day poetry has been solved after research, and it has been proved human.

However, they report ‘The investigation also revealed four genetic mutations presumed to be involved with bone diseases, all of which were previously unknown to science.’

I don’t know that much about it, but could that leave the door open to it being a hybrid? Especially as I read in another article on MSN, about humans, that:

‘Humans are among the least genetically diverse species, mostly because we probably descended from a small group of early humans who lived in East Africa. Population geneticists describe genetic diversity with a measure called “effective population size.” Basically, effective population size is how many people you would need to reproduce the genetic diversity of our full population. For humans, this number is really low and hovers around 15,000 individuals. It is kind of crazy when you consider that actual population size is 7 billion. If compared to mice, some species of them have an effective population size of 733,000.’

So, putting the two articles together with a quick wrIus (writer-genius, wri-ius blending) connection it seems amazing that four new mutations were found in one ‘human’ if we are ‘among the least genetically diverse species.’

Talking of amazing I noticed a new wrIus blending in the fourth paragraph of the ‘Ata’ article: ‘has been the subject of intense speculation among online alien enthusiasts ever since it was revealed to the world.

‘alien enthusiasts’ just leapt out as the blended alienthusiasts!

Space Alien Documentaries

I’m continuing to keep up with space watching Quest at 9pm on a Saturday night. Now they’ve got repeats of NASA’s Unexplained Files on, which isn’t as up-to-date or sensational-as-in-amazing as the UFOs Lost Evidence that premiered last year. I’d now seen most of the cases on YouTube, although they provided more explanation, and sometimes seemed to provide adequate proof, such as space junk.

Highlights from a couple of episodes ago were:

1. three objects seeming to be leaving the Earth, flapping wings; the team reported that corroborated sightings outside their craft by two different teams of Russian cosmonauts in 1984, who were reported as saying they’d seen winged golden angels glowing outside their craft. It reminded me of the Watchers from the Noah movie; I watched it for the first time last Christmas; which are angelic beings in the first testament (but can also be traced to other Middle-East religions/myths, such as the Mesopotamian Apkallu, which had the same ‘handbag’ as Mayans across the Atlantic Ocean, as previously mentioned on my travel25years sister site):

The Creation depiction also had a lot of gYgPOP (greenYgreyPinkyOrangePurple) relevance:

Conducting further research this morning I found this Ancient Aliens documentary series clip, and thought the ‘angels’ depiction was reminiscent of yellow Ys, as in greenYgrey!:

2. ‘noise/music’ heard for nearly an hour on the ‘dark side of the moon’, where/when communication with Earth is lost, by an American Apollo mission. I wondered if Pink Floyd knew before writing Dark Side of the Moon?

The last episode’s highlight was ‘alien life’ bugs brought back from the moon by Apollo 12. The programme’s balanced investigation considered NASA’s explanation that it was contaminated before leaving or after returning to the Earth’s ocean.

I also recently caught up on the Conspiracy Theory programme Area 51 investigation from 2009-2012 on TruTV. You may find it online, but I don’t know about the legality. Corroborating the ‘Ata’ is human findings, it found that the weird sightings in the south-west of the USA were human military and space aircraft or holograms (explanation for Phoenix, Arizona massive craft also featured in my Valentine poem).

I am still open-minded and agnostic about it all, thinking there must be life out there, but not knowing what it is exactly. I had my ant theory about humanity on Earth a long time ago, and concerning space, I think we could be like fish in the ocean to us, seeing other creatures entering our part of the water: a newish little rock pool in a vast expanse of ancient existence.

There’s a lot of people who know a lot more about it than me, including anybody with Discovery Channel and who’s watched all the Ancient Aliens documentaries!

My XaW Files book is a parody comedy, and has nothing much to contribute on the alien space issue, although there is a mysteries theme throughout, mostly focusing on me the writer’s mental process. I became interested in the subject again more from watching new evidence on Quest last year.

New Mirror Poem from Writer Genius Wordsmith

I started having these ideas last night, so they would have been philosotea if I’d drank tea at tea-time, but I didn’t drink it yesterday, and just had a couple of coffees, as the second one was a bit late. I was listening to a new album by the Spacelords, and think it helped my mind rise, as Goldray did last year with their POPtastic (PinkyOrangePurple) Rising record.

Goldray - Rising (2017)

A new band to me, The Spacelords also had a great greenYgrey world cover for their Liquid Sun album.

Too Late for Managenius

With lots of talk about football manager genius this week, and having created my wrIus writer/ing-genius word for myself (and others who follow, or that have already been) – such new words combining parts of two others are called blends according to the Oxford Dictionary – I thought last night I hadn’t heard managenius used. So I looked it up, and think I was right about a football context, but it has been used by a French management consultancy.

I also had a few ideas for new Folding Mirror poems, or parts of the same one:

double negative fm
can tell badness of others as side with dark side (written about in my bipolarity poetry)
interpret my behaviour from wrong basis

I started off with the idea of writing it this morning, in a state of complete coffilosophy, although the spirit of philosotea. It ended up being a little different, but with some similarities, leaving the door open for another poem or two from the ideas above.

The title was inspired by an article I read this week about chimps, and how they share our dark side, suggesting an evolutionary link. I loved chimps when I was young, mostly inspired by the PG Tips advert I think, so I’ve been disappointed to see they’ve got a dark side, but accept it. However, the good news of chimps’ similarity to humanity is that on this year’s series of Animals With Cameras a chimp was shown washing its hands, cleaning its teeth and thoughtfully weaving together a nest from leaves (clip available on website above – don’t know if available outside U.K.).

I laugh to myself because I think a lot about other things while zoning out to the television, even if the programme’s interesting; I think down to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), but don’t know how far I am on the spectrum? I often have to rewind programmes having missed a few minutes, as I’ve written about before, and included in my poetry.

That’s one of the reasons why I consider it dangerous to be around one-dimensional people in the new ‘Big Brother’ age!

Advertised Childhood Chimpanzee, Evolutionary Family Tree

Gogglebox guilty
laughing to myself
while bad news
on television
looking around
hoping see
still free
amongst 21-C humanity

face value judgements, predictably negative sentiments

 complex 3-D brain
maybe sane
channelling pain
thinking beyond
modern media
view in front
wanting to write
innocent beauty

Gogglebox is a programme revolving around watching people watching television.

242 Mirror Poems and Reflections by [Latham, Marc]

Punk Inspiration, Angelic Exaltation

A combination of having time and exercising earlier inspired me to put some recent memories and thoughts into rhyming lines, and watching a Dead Boys concert from CBGB’s in 1977 (as they’re playing the Brudenell Club in Leeds in a couple of days – would like to go but not planning to, unless this poem leads to more sales of my punky books!) inspired me to turn them all into my first new Folding Mirror poem for a few years, ending with a last two lines last words anagram :

Before Burns, Brudenell Boys

I’m always happy
now I’m dead
only 1 in 100
pretty early bird

I’d barely slept, dreamt beauty within

read Metro casually
cherub of the century
rearranging old need
new everyday eden

If you like the above there’s lots more on the site, and collections of my punky poetry available on Amazon, Smashwords etc. If I have any new sales I’ll go to the Dead Boys!

242 Mirror Poems and Reflections by [Latham, Marc]

New Mirror Poem and Poetry Book Reflections

All in good time for this blog, Marc Latham created his latest Folding Mirror poem yesterday, and posted it on fmpoetry.wordpress.com

 Mirror Poem

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth. Here’s the latest poem, and it’s followed by the latest reflection from Marc’s 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections book.

English: The winding road. The B967 from Fordo...
English: The winding road. The B967 from Fordoun to Inverbervie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Winding Between, Two Roads

where was the wind

before now

had it already inspired

thoughts, dreams, wonder

beating

tender hearts

Cihuatecayoti remembered

mind refreshed

riding the magic, blades green grass

march awoken

Cinderellas released

captivity ceased

creating

tribal, dance, writing

other planets have breeze

similar chemicals

is their reaction poetry

English: The steep and winding road
English: The steep and winding road (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Reflection 8

Reflection 8 in Marc’s 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections mirrored Orbital Perceptions, which was about how we usually make sense of the world from our limited sight and knowledge; usually forgetting the massive scale of the universe, and what we don’t see beyond our personal life and experiences.

Like many reflections in the book, you get two or three for one, with this one containing a little poem and a little philosophy. Here it is:

The doors of perception
should not be an obsession.
They will open in time
without such a steep climb.

There is little smaller and more insignificant in space than our planet.
There are few things on our planet that last less time than a single life.
There is little more significant to us than our lifetime in our place in space.

Smashwords cover

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