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!
A DONE DECADE
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!