Divided United

Divided United

A Poem by Richard Williams
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Connection of essential opposites.

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Safe in the gray of my egg noodle,
in back of nosy eyes,
within the kit of thought's kaboodle
there live these thoughtful guys.

They commandeer the brainwave pattern,
they frame the night with pearl;
they take me to the rings of Saturn
where comets swish and swirl.

These thoughts play the Corpus Callosum,
and there they strum guitars;
more notions glitter sweet and wholesome,
blue light from distant stars.

They sprite to one side then the other,
grand mixture in the brain;
a piece of toast right next to sugar,
whole wheat and candy cane.

They even whisper with things to see
so even when I nap;
yet when awake they can startle me
just like a thunderclap.

Impulses flow to connect each part--
a sonnet next to steel;
the logic lives to regard the heart:
and that is how I feel.







© 2010 Richard Williams


Author's Note

Richard Williams
The Corpus Callosum is a large bundle of nerves connecting both sides of the brain. Our brains are essentially two parts, with one side being analytical, and the other side being creative, and so forth. This nerve bundle acts like a highway between these two different and often competing halves.

(Rhythm: 9-6-9-6)

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