Happy Birthday wishes to
Piet Radford, 83 an elder today!
Deep gratitude for the great pleasure
Of your company these past few years!
All the best for many more years living
(as you say) ‘your dream’!
With Aroha and respect
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I went to look
For a special YouTube video
From my library to send to you,
And found the perfect one.
This is called a ‘3-D fractal trip’,
Using very good computer software
That’s based on Mandelbrot mathematics
The 3-D solid-looking ‘architectural’ structures
(which as an engineering man you’ll appreciate)
Are being constantly ‘fleshed’ in and out
By other 3-D similar forms ‘growing through and receding etc.’.
(and hence it’s 4-D really as we’re including time).
Anyway – have a cup of green bush tea on me
And check this out.
For one wise man and never-grow-old inspiration
Who is young enough and still kicking (ass)
At his age to know what ‘trip’ we are talking about here.
And it’s the perfect present
As it’s what you’ve helped me realize.
Life is ‘Like In A Dream’.
The Pink Flamingos
At the zoo
Are only two shades of pink
Pale pink on their bodies,
Hot pink on their legs & beaks.
A dash of black here and there,
And there you have it!
The lounging cheetah
at the zoo.
I notice in the shadowed
corridor before the glass
Well, I walked up and down
to see his face
And suddenly realized
it was a prowl…
Now he’s standing up,
like a dog, perfectly still.
Dear elephant at the zoo.
I am so sorry for you.
I can sense the loss of your beauty,
Even as the beauty of your
Inner beauty remains.
I apologize for these humans.
Then I suddenly imagine
What it might be like if
She was a she and a mother,
And she had children
Similarly sold into slavery.
Oh what a vision
Looking to my right
The elephants are the only
Animals at the zoo
That get a fully large
Place to get out of sight
Of the humans.
at the zoo.
Meat – burgers and pies –
at the non-vegan cafe.
Apparently they don’t get
South American Macaw,
Chrome yellow belly & chest
With royal blue wings & tail.
Well, then there’s that green
In the sheen of his shoulders,
The still-smooth feathers on his crest
And under his jaw.
Alligator skeleton swims
With his arms back:
The original and primal
Homo sapiens in his element.
Well done, Frodo my cat.
‘Frightened Frodie’, scaredy-cat,
Mister Frodo, beloved cat.
This morning I saw in our interaction,
you have achieved your mission;
from frightened Frodo
to Frodo the Super-chilled cat.
You were one of a litter of five,
where your four siblings were
put down by the SPCA
for being too feral, too feeble.
For your mother was a stray,
(and your father who-knows-who),
and you have found your way
and survived your frightening journey.
From ‘Frodo more-backward-than-
forward shy cat’; to approachable
and approaching Frodo with Mojo,
beloved and loving cat.