The Pine Cone and the Apple

small-pine-pic

If that pine cone had struck

when it fell

from the tree

then I might have discovered

how the universe worked

like Newton who discovered gravity

when the apple

fell on his head;

on the other hand it was so big

and heavy

i might have been dead.

 

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2 thoughts on “The Pine Cone and the Apple

  1. On another topic – sleeping upright is advantageous for large animals because they would be slow to lumber to their feet if attacked. For smaller animals the reduction in leg springiness outweighs this benefit. Horses, zebras and elephants sleep standing up. Cows can too, but mostly choose to lie down. They kind of lock their legs while sleep-standing. It’s a built in mechanism.
    ON THE SUBJECT OF THIS POEM – I REMEMBER READING A LONG TIME AGO OF THE SERIOUS INJURIES TO PEOPLE LYING OR SLEEPING IN THE SHADE OF THE TALL OLD STYLE COCONUT TREES WHEN ONE WOULD COME DOWN AND HIT THEM ON THE HEAD (These trees in Jamaica died out when they got Lethal Yellowing disease). MAYBE THIS WAS A WAKE-UP CALL?

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  2. thanks for the bovine info πŸ™‚ this cone was big as a pineapple: it would have caused some neural damage and I can’t spare much loss πŸ™‚ thAt plant disease may have been a blessing πŸ™‚

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