"An idea no longer shrouded in mist, through wave or ether comes to me, like a star from high up in the skies, or a pearl from the bottom of the sea." - Victor Hugo (Les rayons et les ombres)
Flows well!!Like how you've presented this like blood dropping.
Gordon, It's a strange thing though, as if blood groups have evolved themselves. AB is less than 10,000 years old.
that's genuinely interesting. I'd guess it evolves like anything else; creatures with more efficient blood-types are more likely to have offspring. but I know very little about blood.And what gordon said: I enjoy the way you presented that.
Thanks CC, it's a little known fact but I looked it up on Blood Donors website and read up on the history of blood. The fact that blood evolves independent of species I find staggering. It started with O and then A evolved and then B and then lastly AB, which explains why you can use O in an emergency. But that a parallel blood evolution has taken place is beyond species, its almost as if blood itself is a species.
Good poem - and interesting, too!I saw somewhere that humans and chimps could exchange blood by transfusion.I eat a lot of bananas already, so I'm not volunteering.
Thanks Dominic, I eat them too. I always say 'A banana a day keeps the doctor away'
Interesting about the chimps, if the blood went through a cleaning process to get rid of chimp viruses why not?
Dominic, I just remembered I read somewhere if one snail eats another snail it inherits the other snail's memory. Isee now it has the basis for a good horror story, your idea about the chimp/human blood exchange.
Gwilym the comment on my blod re. new makar - I don't recognise - let me knowaye john
John, I've filled in the gaps. It was a week long event some years ago with poets from Scotland, Wales and Ireland sponsored by the British Council, David Greenslade and Danny Abse I think it was represented my homeland Wales, yours was Liz Lochhead ( and somebody else - can't remember) and I remember Liz got the most laughs with her rap poem 'I wouldn't thank you for a Valentine' and something she read from 'Mary Queen of Scots she got herhead chopped off' - in fact I went to every performance and even bought one of her books as well as a couple of David's. The news that she'd recently been elected Scotland's poet laureate was what I was mentioning on your blog. I wondered if there was any reaction to the choice in Scotland. Her 'True Confessions..' (Polygon) was insightfully -blurbed as fireworks, laughter and pain, on cover by George MacKay Brown.Best, Gwilym
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