Synchronicity Squared

My final contribution on DAY 30  is based on a prompt suggesting “a poem that engages with a strange and fascinating fact. It could be an odd piece of history, an unusual bit of art trivia, or something just plain weird.” I think my contribution fits all of these criteria if the event of the subject book is regarded as art trivia!

When does a mere coincidence
Turn into synchronicity?
On this there is the inference
That, sans causal complicity,
Two unrelated happenings
Take place and then come to be known,
Creating quite some flappenings
When close tie-ins there may be shown.

Example is occasion when
Wife and her sister went to two
Quite different libraries, and then
A title saw which neither knew,
But impulse then struck both of them —
This was a book they should take out;
Each took a copy out pro tem;
When next met, book was talked about.

Their trips had been on self-same day;
Book subject not discussed of late;
And yet the books both took away,
Did seem, indeed, a quirk of fate,
With every cause amazed to be,
Same books in front of each they see,
Both borrowed independently,
Were — yes!  — on SYNCHRONICITY!


I must belatedly add a picture taken on the post of this date of somebody special (granddaughter R) who turned ten then, that’s when! Her main present was something her little heart has been longing for with a passion — a portable data-chewer masquerading as a phone!


© April 2018 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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15 Responses to Synchronicity Squared

  1. Pingback: Senior Salon Roundup Post: April 30 – May 4, 2018 | The Recipe Hunter

  2. Het ek dit reg dat jy Afrikaans is Leslie en het ek jou naam reg???
    Thank you so much for participating and sharing your first post at the Senior Salon. Hope to see you each week and if possible, it would be highly appreciated if you see your way open to share the word of the Senior Salon and have your fellow bloggers and followers also participate. This is a great forum for all to meet others and share their own blogs and posts.

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    • colonialist says:

      My naam is, soos op my boeke, Leslie Hyla Winton Noble. Een van my derde groot oupas is bekend as die eerste Engelssprekende Suid Afrikaner. en ons lid van die familie het Engelssprekend gebly.
      Thank you for flattering me with an assumption that Afrikaans is my home language! I believe that, with nobody to correct them, I make a number of mistakes when writing it. I do enjoy trying to remain bilingual, though.
      Thank you for the invitation. What with writing, editing, being a grandfather/ father to two young girls and President of Durban and Coast Horticultural Society (Est 1903), my attendance may be somewhat sporadic!

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      • Leslie, no problem, if and when you have time to pop in that will be awesome. I am sure you have a wealth of very good posts to share from time to time with the group.
        Dit is baie interessante inligting oor jou familie. Afrikaans is wel my eerste taal maar aangesien ons nou al meer as 20 jaar in Vancouver, Canada is en ons nog Afrikaans in die huis praat is my voertaal andersins Engels. Dit is heerlik om so ‘n paar woorde in Afrikaans te gesels met jou. Mooi loop

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  3. Veels geluk met jou kragtoer! As iemand wat glad nie kan dig nie, staan ek verstom oor jou kreatiwiteit.

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