Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence




Out of the brine,
the earliest seems so other
Ordovician beauty lies
in the eyes of the beholder
Is it desire or rote primitive urges
that keep this living relic
part of our current web
To be reborn,
as the 450 million year old villain
of our motion picture nightmares
And what do they see of us
do we appear as angels or incubus?
After all,
We crawled out of the ocean too

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #228: Otherness

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

7 thoughts on “Otherness

  1. <smile> I’ve often wondered at the absolute otherness of horseshoe crabs. The top side feels as primitive as it genetically is — barely changed for half a billion years.

    But, man, when you flip it over… it’s a bit like the reveal in a horror movie.

    And yet, so very, very beautiful in the sense that this is a design which has survived every cataclysm the universe has thrown at it.

    Wonderful insights in your beautiful poem, too. ❤

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  2. Thank you Patrick! I agree, I think they are beautiful too.

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  4. Beautiful poem and it’s good connecting with you. Thank you for following Eugi’s Causerie.

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  5. Thank you Eugenia. Good connecting with you too. I like your work.

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  6. You’re welcome and thank you. 😉

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