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Day 11 – NaPoWriMo/A to Z Challenge/Writing Prompt: Poem – Bop – “Peripheral Madness” #NaPoWriMo #AtoZchallenge #poetry 


Today’s NaPoWrIMo prompt is to write a poetry form called the ” Bop, a kind of combination sonnet + song. . In the basic Bop poem, a six-line stanza introduces the problem, and is followed by a one-line refrain. The next, eight-line stanza discusses and develops the problem, and is again followed by the one-line refrain. Then, another six-line stanza resolves or concludes the problem, and is again followed by the refrain.” For the A to Z Challenge the authors name will begin with letter J from GoodRead’s quotes. Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for last week’s writing prompt and picture. 

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Credit: MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie

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“I don’t think it had ever occurred to me that man’s supremacy is not primarily due to his brain, as most of the books would have one think. It is due to the brain’s capacity to make use of the information conveyed to it by a narrow band of visible light rays. His civilization, all that he had achieved or might achieve, hung upon his ability to perceive that range of vibrations from red to violet. Without that, he was lost.”  ― John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids

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Sight I think is amazing for what could, 

We see without vision, eyes to perceive? 

The world around us is intricate, complex, 

So our eyes make sense of the colours, shade —

Tints, tones, complementary colours, those —

In the same family, yet inside were sightless

Gazing beyond sight, gazing within, without. 

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It’s fascinating to think how each of —

Us sees the same thing differently; by —

Sight and experience — the image changes. 

All see such varied pictures notice where, 

The colours blur, wind; how they can deceive us. 

How red, green, purple, blue, orange and yellow, 

Mix together, painterly dragons fly. 

Optical illusions nearly missed disguised. 

Gazing beyond sight, gazing within, without. 

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Blended carefully the animals come —

To life; birds, unicorns, oxen, and some, 

Mythical creatures, pale faces turned down. 

See not only within the painting see —

Inside your heart, for the truth sits there, 

Ignore the blindness, learn to fathom more. 

Gazing beyond sight, gazing within, without. 

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6 thoughts on “Day 11 – NaPoWriMo/A to Z Challenge/Writing Prompt: Poem – Bop – “Peripheral Madness” #NaPoWriMo #AtoZchallenge #poetry ”

  1. How others perceive the world has always been a source of great interest for me as well. And I mean on all levels not just the physical. Though speaking of the physical I have always wished I could borrow my husband’s senses! He has outstanding hearing and eyesight. I have a lot of issues with my eyes, basically my brain is suppressing my left eye and those images that do get through undergo some weird processing errors. I also omit things from my visual field people, buildings, trees, animals some things are just invisible to me while everything else around them is clear. Obviously I have very poor depth perception and I am so curious what it would be like to have depth perception to pour a cup of tea and not fill it 1/2 way up or to overflowing. As a kid I sometimes jumped off like roofs because to me the ground appeared so much closer. I am not color blind (a little) but everyone sees color a bit differently especially purple!

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    1. Sorry about your eye troubles and you are definitely right how people see colors differently. Im very good at saying what a colour is as I’ve had much art education from a young age, I think it’s training but then because o your eyes as well, some colors just look differently. For those who are color blind, you can actually get surgery for that now. My friends husband had it and the first few days were overwhelming for him as he saw true colors for the first time in his life. Thanks for commenting 🙂

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  2. Poignant piece, Mandi! I especially love these lines:

    See not only within the painting see —
    Inside your heart, for the truth sits there,
    Ignore the blindness, learn to fathom more.
    Gazing beyond sight, gazing within, without.

    Liked by 1 person

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