Hi everyone, it's Thursday. Wikems time.
Wikipedia poems - wikems.
Here's the idea:
- Each Thursday I post a link to a Wikipedia article, a quote from it and my wikem inspired by that quote.
- I invite you to check out the article, searching for a quote that clicks with you. (You are free to use the quote I provide if it happens to be the one.)
- Once you've found your quote, use it as an epigraph, write your wikem, and post a link to it in the comments below. (You are welcome to post your wikem directly in the comments if you prefer.)
I've come across several articles lately describing poetry workshops for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's. I admire people like Molly Meyer. See what she does: http://www.mindseyepoetry.com/index.html
As I was reading about dementia, I caught myself thinking about a device called "zoetrope" - in a way it helped me understand the "mechanism" of dementia a little better. Zoetrope. I love the word. So, here's your article for today:
Here's my wikem:
she peers into her mind
through the slits
of carefully spaced
moments of delusion.
rushes before her eyes,
arranged to produce
an illusion of motion.
Her life turns
over and over again
till she’s pulled
back into the conscious
from her one reality.
Thank you for reading my wikem.
I look forward to reading yours.
Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (a.k.a. "Happy")