Sunday, April 10, 2011

I is for Instability

This is my response to this week's Poetry Potluck, which I discovered thanks to a link over at Porky's Expanse!. The theme for the week is Evolution, Environment, and Survival.

I feel like I am channeling Ogden Nash this week...
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The pattern set, the dance arises,
called by DNA surprises;
radiation fiddles, clearly,
often costing dancers dearly;
on the other hand, it rarely
benefits them, Punnett-squarely.

New mutations change the rules,
by broadening or ending pools,
and new conditions reshape life,
like a random pocket knife
that whittles out forms, plain or odd,
mimicking the hand of God.

9 comments:

  1. Wonderful take on the theme and the letter of the day! love the rhyme :)

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  2. That's cute and clever! The second stanza is particularly good.
    Came here from Poetry potluck, a very enjoyable visit!

    http://jessicasjapes.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/evolution-in-a-nutshell/

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  3. nice! mines here~ http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/natures-gravity/

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  4. smart take on I.

    you rock.
    welcome to JP.

    A++

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  5. Love your inspiration!

    http://lunawitch15.wordpress.com/

    luna

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  6. Awards for you, thanks for the support!

    Share a free verse today,

    Bless your talent.

    Xxx



    4 hours before closing come on in, comment later.

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  7. welcome join us again.

    will place your link in our blog roll within a week.

    super busy these 3 days.

    smiles.

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  8. @Jingle - Done! This week's poem is here.

    Thanks so much for the invitation, and the link.

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