Sunday, June 6, 2010

Rorschach View



Herman Rorschach did you sail upon our local lake?
And did you  look across the bay and do a double-take?
Did you see a view that made you sit up at your oars
And there and then design the test that is uniquely yours?
A Rorschach Test uses a blot to delve into our minds.
Here is one, although, of course, there are lots of other kinds.
The idea is that when we look and think and cogitate
We'll say what we're reminded of! And, thereby, hangs our fate!
For if we see a demon it means that we're depressed
And if we see two bunnies we're not at all distressed.
(Of course I've made that nonsense up for I am no mind-reader!
Maybe, if you see bunnies it means you're a rabbit-breeder!)
I'll psychoanalyse myself with the picture of the clouds
Floating along in unison above the madding crowds;
Making patterns in the sky to soothe the troubled soul
And patching-up the tattered mind, and making half-hearts whole.
Maybe, when we think we need to try analysis
All we need is the calming touch of a vision such as this.
An acrostic

Every door seems barred to me!
Seems I never will break free!
Caught in a trap! What a situation!
All I have is imagination!
Perched on the parapet! Brolly high!
Escaping means I have to fly!



Rosaria Williams said...

I do remember those ink-blots ruminations. I never did believe in such simplifications.

Cassie said...

What a neat pic of the lake. Reflections on a calm surface are like double peaceful!! Now I never would have thought of the Rorschach (or it's spelling!!) until you mentioned it. Now all reflections will be two edged swords!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.:<)

Margaret Gosden said...

A perfect shadow shot!


I do like this picture