"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Friday, April 2, 2010

It really isn't an anomaly Napowrimo #2

An anomaly that it was
                                              warmed up

beyond belief
                                              hot bodies writhing, grasping

looking for respite from the sweltering heat

even in China and New Zealand

                                               everyone felt it

bodies looking for reprieve

What follows next?

                                               only wondered by many

then came the little ice age

no longer bodies squirming from the heat
                                                           
                                               but looking for the warmth

                                               from within

oh look at the shit we have gotten ourselves into





*process notes for this:The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) or Medieval Climate Optimum was a time of warm climate in the North Atlantic region, that may also have been related to other climate events around the world during that time, including in China [1] New Zealand [2] and other countries [3] [4][5] [6] [7][8] lasting from about AD 950–1250.[9] It was followed by a cooler period in the North Atlantic termed the Little Ice Age. Some refer to the event as the Medieval Climatic Anomaly as this term emphasizes that effects other than temperature were important.[10][11] Roman warm period.

30 comments:

  1. Weather can be such a bitch, you know what I mean...
    ...rob
    Image & Verse

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  2. oh, love it!
    and I learned something, too. nice job!

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  3. Nice work. I especially like the way this is laid out and its genesis from the process notes.

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  4. Hi Pamela,

    As I read your poem, I was wondering which definition you had chosen. Roman Warm Period; and here was I thinking of sunny holidays in Italy! Clever poem and message.

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  5. Phew, you certainly got your head round this one!

    Nicely!!

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  6. Rob,
    That's the truth! Thanks for commenting.
    Pamela

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  7. Angie,
    I am glad you love it! And I am happy you learnt something.
    Pamela

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  8. Emile,
    Thanks for the nice comment.
    thanks for stopping by.
    Pamela

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  9. Derrick,
    Thanks for the nice comment! It is always a pleasure to hear from you.
    Pamela

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  10. Andy,
    Thank you so much for the nice comment.
    Pamela

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  11. Awesome read. I love the last line coming after those images from the past; it predicts a bleak future. I had no idea that this was what Roman Warm Period referred to. Thanks for the notes at the end. Very interesting.

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  12. Wow. Fanning myself off while reading this!

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  13. James,
    Thanks! Our future does look bleak with global warming doesn't it? I got the info from wiki. Sometimes a great source. Thanks for stopping by.
    Pamela

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  14. Matt,
    I hope I didn't turn up the heat too much for you, lol! Thanks for stopping by.
    Pamela

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  15. Neat poem, Pam. You really aced this prompt ... and I love your blog!

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  16. Marianne,
    You are so sweet! Thanks for the compliment and stopping by.
    Pamela

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  17. it is a scary topic
    we seem to know very little
    about what we are doing
    and to do a lot of it anyway
    all the best
    j

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  18. So clever. The last line caps it perfectly!

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  19. Lucychili,
    Thanks for the comment! And thanks for stopping by.
    Pamela

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  20. Erin.
    Thank you so much! And thanks for stopping by.
    Pamela

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  21. This worked really well without the explanation, but the background added a layer of richness.

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  22. good read Pam....love the changing seasons and weather....but what us humans are doing...well...not good....Robert Earl....ya great songwriter

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  23. Interesting poem, Pamela, can feel the heat...

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  24. Very cool thought process behind your writing! I absolutely love how you ended it too :-) Kudos.

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  25. Great poem, Pamela! I love the imagery and how the shape adds so much to it.
    Shari

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  26. Francis,
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
    Pamela

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  27. Wayne,
    Thanks so much!
    Yeah! Robert Earl Keene love his stuff!
    Pamela

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  28. Uma,
    Thanks! Always such a pleasure to hear from you.
    Pamela

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  29. Ale,
    Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
    Pamela

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  30. Shari,
    Always nice to hear from you! Thanks!
    Pamela

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