Mirror Poem Bipolar Love Drug Brain Reflections

There’s an old saying in the greenYgrey world, that is another one inspired by that old idiom about what is good for the goose is good for the gander. It goes something like What’s good for the Statham is good for the Latham. Yes, hasn’t forty-something Jason done well with twenty-something Rosie Huntington-Whitely. She probably thinks the same about him though, and we wish them all the best at the greenYgrey.

Love in the Brain

Hi, it’s William Werewolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth.

No, we haven’t got Love on the brain, because our Love the mixed-up Vole is in the Baltic states at the moment, with the greenygrey, loving being a part of the third and final fantasy ramble using Google Maps.

It’s just that the striatum love part of the brain was the subject of Marc Latham’s Blue Skies, Delta Blues 2012 poem, and it’s time for its reflection in 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections to be serialised here below.

That reflection 32 is basically just an explanation of the mirror poem it appears with, so I thought I’d double it up with the next reflection, which is quite small, but contrasts with its longer predecessor by having a little philosophy to it. Reflection 33 reflected 2011 poem Hope for Humanity or Full Speed to Calamity?

Reflection 32

The poem was inspired by research finding that the human desire for love and drugs are both linked to the striatum part of the brain.
Like many Folding Mirrors, it combines the personal, social and wordplay. The words in the first half of the middle line; try, stray and from; derive from the main word of the second half of the line and poem: striatum.
It was thought that the poem was more psychological than social or literary, so it was included in this chapter.

Reference 33 

Bipolar highs take you out of your shell, but increase your chances of getting shot at.

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