Sunday, 11 March 2012

Cognitive Cataracts

Uzengia Alexander Nedic
The Magpie Tales
Photo Prompt 108


Bleary images
of warm sunny days
when everything seemed
so perfectly clear.

Times spent frivolously
with no vision
for the future.

Now looking back,
pining to return
to those carefree moments.

Cognitive cataracts 
smudging the warm
vibrant colourful memories
into leaden obscurity.

Is it time,
circumstance
or age 
that clouds the senses?

posted for Magpie Tales
photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid

17 comments:

  1. Perhaps a combiation of all these things.
    rel

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  2. very thoughtful piece- I think as we get older sometimes we become blase or de-sensitized to what is going on around us.

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  3. A little of both, I think. Great job.

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  4. Rel is correct ... all three combine to cloud our senses/memories (with a little wishful thinking thrown in for good measure.) Wonderful interpretation of the image this week!

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  5. i think those are a few factors, i think too that your beliefs and norms will certainly cloud a perspective as well...

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  6. de-sensitized as we age...maybe... Nice poem.

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  7. Such a lovely, wistful poem ... I too think the phrase "cognitive cataracts" is dynamite.

    http://aleapingelephant.blogspot.com/2012/03/in-dawn.html

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  8. I too love "cognitive cataracts" - excellent write!

    Anna :o]

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  9. nicely done....thanks for sharing

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  10. It was the penultimate verse. That really got me!

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  11. i thought it was ironic that you said time spent without vision

    depth of field

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    1. It was meant to be. I allude to vision and sight all through... ;-)

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  12. Oh, I believe all three do that! "Cognitive cataracts" That's a smart title and concept. I love it.

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