Monday, 11 April 2016

I Is for Isaac



is for Isaac





Isaac’s obsession and the consequent loss to humanity


How far the apple falls from the tree -
a key issue, as I’m sure you’ll agree.
But Isaac? he veered off
with the direction of the drop,
obsessed with G to an absurd degree.


The result is: we can only declare
that the apple will fall, not when nor where.
It can’t be calculated
how far the fall is slated,
because Isaac Newton just did not care.



I is for Island : which is what I live on, I mean, literally.  Not that I Ingest one as food.  

Island, that no man Is, John assures me.  Yeah, right. I am not so convinced. Maybe in John's time, It was so (he's is bit older than me, born 16th century). Men were mainlands then. Now vastly different story...more and more people are morphing Into Islands It seems to me.  One minute, a human, next minute s/he grabs a gizmo and wham...an Island! It is beyond Imagining.






Posted for the A-Z Challenge 2016 







67 comments:

  1. You have gone past Interesting, Indeed Intriguing is more accurate. I do think that far too many of us are Islands now. Desert Islands. And wonder whether the Incessant 'business' has a part to play...

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    1. Desert Island is so apt! Far too many desert islands on this island

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  2. Enjoyed this thank you for sharing

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  3. All he knew was the apple fell and hit him!

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    1. If only he'd wondered why it fell at that exact spot :)

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  4. It was such a lucky apple to find Newton's head from so many others.


    Hank

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  5. We do easily become islands in an instant these days, don't we?

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    1. Absolutely...sometimes I think no-one needs the gizmos either..in island mode with or without them

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  6. I am Inspired to read this loudly just to get the rhythm of the rhyme. Would be super if you did something for kids. Am reminded of the Cat in the Hat books (Dr.Seuss) I read to my kids.

    Cheers,
    Seena
    #AtoZChallenge- I is for Immunizations

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    1. Now that's an idea for next year! :D

      Dr Seuss was a staple in my household till my child could read. Miss the days of reading kiddie books out loud now

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  7. Superb poem! Thanks so much for writing it. I am always in awe of your talent. Congratulations.

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    1. Thanks Nicola, and thanks for being here. Glad you are enjoying the limericks.

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  8. Thanks for that sweet little masterpiece! Enjoying all of your A-Z posts

    Open Minded Mormon A-Z

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  9. Well Issac sure made my life hell with all I had to cram at school, thankfully erased from memory now! Yes we do make instant Islands of ourselves don't we, that's progress or so we think!
    @KalaRavi16 from
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    1. :D Isaac made all our lives hell for a time, thankfully I can look back now with calm acceptance and perspective (not much)

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  10. Lovely post (and fun to read out loud). I agree that more people are becoming islands. Isn't it ironic that social media pulls us more into ourselves and away from other people?

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    1. Limericks do sound better aloud, I guess any rhymed poetry does. The Irony of social media would fuel endless A-Z themes/posts indeed. Thanks for being here.

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  11. Poor Isaac Newton! Known forever for a bump on the head.

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    1. Yep, three famous apple eaters as you know - Eve, Newton, Steve Jobs :)

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  12. I'm thinking of the song: No Man Is An Island, that I taught to my students a few years ago. It was actually a part of the morning assembly repertoire.
    Writer In Transit

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    1. That made me think of songs/hymns that we used to sing in school assemblies- a long time ago.. Donne's poetry is amazing! didn't know that no man is an island is also sung..

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  13. Nice poem and it is good to know you are not the eater of islands, although I now need to go and find out who it is that is.

    Well you seem to be doing well with this A to Z thing so well done and good luck as you head towards Z which is still a long way off somewhere beyond the letter O.

    And thanks for visiting my humble little blog I am having a very quiet A to Z this year indeed. . . Maybe I should be less grumpy and stop throwing apples as folk. I certainly am not going to throw one at that Isaac Newton, that all ended in loads of equations.

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    1. If there is an eater of islands, in mythology or reality, Csenge at The Multicoloured Diary will know. You should totally ask her and save yourself a pile of trouble.

      Thank you for your encouragement, I try to do my best but people like Newton have done such inexplicable things that they make it difficult to write the limericks properly. Good idea not to throw any further apples, you never know what that would end up as.

      I am an occasional visitor to your blog, but I have to maintain my reputation as the topmost lurker in the blogosphere so I don't always comment, except for the A-Z.

      Have a great week!

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  14. Hi, Nila, so true. You walk into a room and 90% of the people in have their heads bent and a device in hand. Amazing! Love your work this A to Z, so creative, and so thoughtful!
    Happy Monday!

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    1. Happy Monday to you too Yolanda! and it's quite strange if you compare what happened 20 years ago when you got into a waiting room or public space and eye contact was inevitable. You had to say a hello at least. Now everyone is looking at their devices so nothing said, no communication, no connection...

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  15. I also live on an island and love it here. When the air is rich with the smell of the ocean my brain seems to work better!

    Meet My Imaginary Friends
    #AtoZchallenge http://www.kathleenvalentineblog.com/

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    1. My island, not that it belongs to me or anything, anyways this island I am on isn't in the ocean, it's in a gulf and that makes the sea calm like lakewaters and it is the most beautiful colour imaginable, shading from aquamarine to azure to a rich emerald

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  16. I hear you on the gizmo thing. I haven't gotten a smart phone and don't want one. I will carry books around and disappear into one in a waiting room.

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    1. Funny how one can disappear into a book and that doesn't make an island at all!

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  17. I've always wondered if I could actually live on an island. Perhaps. I love the sea and I'd have my choice of a lot of it if I chose the right island.

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    1. I have lived on islands and mainlands and by the sea and miles from the sea, and it's all good, except the human islands :) thanks for coming over

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  18. What an amazing style of writing and commenting on the discoveries! Simply loved it.. And a few rhymes were simply cherry on the cake :)

    Cheers
    Geets

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  19. Really nice😊
    PositiveVibes ✌
    I for I am beauty redefined
    Please drop by
    http://smartshivani.blogspot.in/2016/04/i-for-i-am-beauty-i-am-beauty-redefined.html?m=1

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Shivani. Will stop by yours.

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  20. These are crazy good. How are you doing this day in and day out? I'm so impressed!

    Julie Valerie - "An I for an I"
    http://www.julievalerie.com/thesaurus-tyrannosaurus-i/

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    1. Thank you. I don't want to ruin the mystique and your great impression of my limericking skills :) but the posts are all written in advance, mostly

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  21. I like that Isaac didn't care. Funny. All clever. I look forward to the week ahead. Enjoy

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    1. You have a great week too. Thanks for being here.

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  22. Good old Newton. I loved your poem. Good thing is that he didn't take part in this challenge, he might have posted only G-posts as he was "obsessed with G" ;-)
    But it's a good thing that he was because otherwise mankind would still float around in space instead of having both feet on the ground. * lol *

    ClaoWue
    from
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    1. I think that should qualify for the best comment of the day award! And that is a super duper cool theme idea right there, for whoever wants to take it up next year(not me, I'd be speechless with anxiety and blogger's block) - 'A-Z challenge if Newton took it'...or Mendel, or Descartes, or whoever made your life hell in school :D Thanks!

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  23. Truly Talented you are..With these poetic lines, you weave a story..

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    1. Not me, I din't do anythin' blame on the guy with the apple bump :D

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  24. Great post. Love the Isaac Newton line. Also, great island analogy, man as mainland. Thank you.

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  25. what goes up.....must come down!

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    1. Yup, can't stay up, not in the tree, but still don't know how far it will fall :) thanks for visiting

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  26. This was a fun rhyme to read aloud. :)

    Joy @ The Joyous Living

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  27. It seems a little unfair to blame Isaac Newton (who sounds like he was a really unpleasant guy, but still) for not being interested in genetics. We can't all be experts in everything, can we? I'd say that after thinking up his laws of motion, he earned the right to call it a day.

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    1. Nicer life for me at school if he had called it a day before thinking up the laws :D thanks for coming over

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  28. I for Isaac! Who would have thought !? Scientists and physics dont usually catch the attention of writers and poets, but wonderfully done.

    Samra @ http://3cheers-to-life.blogspot.com/

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    1. Pity they don't, if that is the case, Some wonderfully rich lives, interesting characters and many prompts there for writers/poets both comic and serious.. thanks for visiting.

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  29. One has to wonder where Paul Simon fits in this discussion.

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    1. He does? Clueless about that too :)

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    2. Well, he did write the song "I Am a Rock," so I figured...

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    3. Ah, I see!.. I can see clearly now ...the tube-light has finally come on

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  30. But we can rejoin the mainland if we so wish...

    Liz A. from
    Laws of Gravity

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  31. Interesting (and funny)
    @mysilverstreaks from
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  32. Really nice😊
    PositiveVibes ✌
    I for I am beauty redefined
    Please drop by
    http://smartshivani.blogspot.in/2016/04/i-for-i-am-beauty-i-am-beauty-redefined.html?m=1

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  33. Thanks y'all for the visits and reading

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