Friday, November 19, 2010

The Deep Blue



You think you see a fish?
Look closer! Look some more.
You see a series of patterns;
Nothing from sea or shore.
Each segment is un-fishlike,
Yet the artist's skill is such
That this is the fish of imagining,
One we can almost touch!
You think you see the sea?
You see some curlicues!
They coil and curl like the tails of fish
In varying shades of blue.
The 'Me' we meet in the title
Is of human-kind.... must be;
Not many author-fish abound
At the bottom of the sea!
From dark to light, not light to dark!
Swimming downward to the sun!
Now we begin to realise
What a clever artist's done!
He's set us all a-wondering,
That cannot be denied.
Now comes the proof of the pudding!
We need to look inside!



The elderly, as we all know, grow weaker as they age.
The muscles tend to soften as they reach the final stage.
But the brain is quite a different sort of animal, I find,
And there are many exercises with the brain in mind.
The more one thinks, the more one grows, the grey cells multiply.
The mind can stay quite sprightly till the very day we die.
Now, I've found writing poetry has kept my mind in trim,
Although, to look at, I'm no longer youthful, smart and slim.
Inside my mind I'm still sixteen, life's full of great surprises,
Because composing verses beats more youthful exercises.
Not everyone likes poetry, that the whole world agrees.
But the brain reacts to stimuli of different sorts, like these......
There's reading, writing, Bingo even, crossword puzzles too,
Joining in group discussions is something else to do;
Even conversation with some stimulating friends,
Discussing how you just can't stand the latest awful trends!
There's listening to radio, not just gazing at TV;
Then there's the chance to go on-line, or trace your family-tree.
The list is endless , so it seems, so work with might and main
To keep a young mentality and exercise your brain!
Another Blogger made a point when she wrote a recent letter!
Blogging is brain exercise! In fact there's nothing's better!


maryt/theteach said...

that's a marvelous and colorful book cover, Brenda! Thanks for posting for Fascinating Book covers! :)

Tumblewords: said...

Indeed! Love that book cover...