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Friday, 9 September 2011

Cats Eyes

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I have been experimenting with semi educational poems recently, researching a topic, such as Bananas, and then putting a poem together to present the subject to the reader in a way in which something might be learnt. The following poem introduces the Tapetum Lucidum which is a layer in a cat’s eye which reflects the light back into the retina and by so doing making the light twice seen, and the cat better at seeing in the dark.

Cats Eyes

He owns the night
that owns the light.
Tapetum Lucidum and Retina
do their work.
Twice seen light
makes night, light;
and light night
means dinner.

John Carré Buchanan
22 August 2011

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  3. Hello John,

    Nice poem. There are so many wonders of nature that have not lost any of their magic even though we know the science or biology behind them. A cat's eyes is a pair of them. Good work!

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