Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Friday, September 16, 2011

God By the Numbers

shell spirals
pinecones, tree branches
understand Golden Ratios?
I do not know much about God
but I do know this
There are yet

submitted for Poetry Jam, Through the Eye of a Poet

Photographs courtesy of Ainsley Allmark at Dolphin Visions


hedgewitch said...

It's a mystery wrapped in n enigma, hidden in a big tree somewhere in Atlantis, if you ask me. Liked it much, lm.

Bryan M. White said...

Makes you think, doesn't it?

Of course, our base 10 number system is based on the number of fingers we have, so even the foundation of the number system is based in nature. It's all inter-related. For instance, multiply any number by 9 and then take the result and add the digits together and you'll get a number evenly divisible by 9:

9 x 9 = 81 : 8 + 1 = 9
9 x 12 = 108 : 1 + 0 + 8 = 9
9 x 68 = 612 : 6 + 1 + 2 = 9
(9 / 9 = 1)

9 x 84 = 756 : 7 + 5 + 6 = 18
(18 / 9 = 2)

Neat, right? But if we only had six fingers, or maybe twelve, we would have a base 6 or base 12 number system, and everything would work completely differently.

I don't have a point, really. Just food for thought.

Brian Miller said...

yes, there are...smiles.

haikulovesongs said...

ooooh! i love this! a stunning accompaniment to these amazing photographs.

"There are yet

beautiful, lolamouse! {you certainly see the world clearly for such a little one.}
dani ♥

Jinksy said...

One, two, three... Nature can count,too! ♥

gautami tripathy said...

They are wonders, alright!

stapled maples

Fireblossom said...

Mice wonder about these things? ;-)

darev2005 said...

As Popeye would say "It'sk a myskery!"

How does a human egg know to grow two arms and two legs and a head?

Morning said...

simple words, profound imagery.

thanks for the fun.
love your entry.

Christine said...

I get a headache just thinking about how THAT or THIS even happened in nature, then I just chalk it up to, something bigger than us.

The Bug said...

That's the truth!

macefraser said...

What a lovely poem!