Thursday, February 26, 2015
A joust between the left and right.....sides of the brain
For fun again today - Jousting is the sport - we chose a line from two different poems written by Claudia and Brian to write a new poem in the same spirit as Tuesday's prompt, which was Medieval times. dversepoets.com
The line (s) (2, one line from each poem) are underlined:
Where is the emphasis in your thinking?
Is it your right or left brain?
"What's the difference?" she asks
"It is huge", he says, and leaves her hanging
She does some research -
how much of this development is affected
by life experiences, she wonders,
and how much is inherent?
Does it act like the moon and wax and wane?
When I paint, I am creating,
using the right side of my brain;
but when I am critical about my painting,
I am using more of the left side
than the right, right?
Thankful I am for the nurturing I had,
a mother's guiding loving example,
with just the right amount of pragmatism.
Otherwise, as I understand it,
I might be emotionless, cold,
not fruitful or regretful...worse!
I would be robotic, a logarithm
where a chip inside computes.
I don't know the latest science on this;
all I know is that one side of my brain
seems more dominant,
seems to have taken over the other
The left side always en guarde,
the right side allowing me to explore and enjoy
It is an almost equal match;
Are there no rules for the tilting
by the hemispheres of the brain?
Do both parties wear helmets and armor,
carry a shield as in a joust?
If that is so, then, in the case of my
particular brain, the tournament is over -
Some games won, most foiled...
by the steely blade of the left brain's lance,
and in an Attaque au fer , over much time,
my horse lost its footing and stumbled
The right side has taken over it's true,
though the left is alive and kicking
You might say opposing sides shook hands
in harmony, but for all practical purposes,
all things weighed and considered,
the battle ended in a Coupé