Seeing things askew
Creates different points of view
Bringing insights new.
I wonder how many of us are stuck in our ways; only seeing the world through the common point of view, which suits ourselves. Taking a ‘skewed’ perspective can be positive. It makes for a new look at the world as we know it and we can begin to discover things we weren’t aware were there. Have you ever looked at something and suggested to a child, “Look at that,” while seeing something which is obvious to us, only to discover that the child only noticed the insect in the grass or the dog at a person’s feet?. Is the child’s vision a skewed vision? Is it any less valid than our own? Are our skills of observation so blinkered, that we forget to look further than the obvious?
Words and photo copyright Englepip©
via Daily Prompt: Skewed
I scan the horizon and wonder
Which building will today
Dominate the skyline.
Vying for height, shape and spectacle
They rise, in London, to the sky:
Above the smog.
2003, The Gherkin: rocket or vegetable?
Love it or hate it: amusing cuteness.
2014, Walkie Talkie leaning tower,
Sky garden overhang
TV screening a view of the rest.
But 2012 was The Shard.
Aloof, a proud spike: icicle upended.
Taller than the rest.
Should we revere these pinnacles of modernity?
In a world moving onwards and definitely upwards.
Or look back to Wren, St Paul’s sublime dome
From the east obliterated now by steel and glass.
Should we recreate the romance of the past
Shakespeare’s and Wanamaker’s Globe
Reliving nightly the fifteenth century
In the twenty first?
Defend, promote, revive,
Preserve, destroy, reuse?
Infil, demolish, redesign.
A spirit of each age.
What will it bring tomorrow?
Photos and wording copyright Englepip©
via Daily Prompt: Dominant
Whatever life’s chances have brought us
We must finally leave
Take heart that the future’s
Before us, untouched
Life’s a new path to find.
Pristine, the new year
Like a newborn entering the world.
Take care of your
Give thanks for,
And nourish each day.
Happy 2018 to all readers.
Copyright Englepip © poem and photo.
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