Wednesday, May 14, 2014

UST GS Nature's Sweet Lies

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday

Mimicry of the Walking Stick and the Leaf Insect. These relatives
developed different mimic characters - one looking like a stem,
the other a leaf, each deceiving its would-be predator, and
unwary prey.

Oh, Nature, your own sweet lies make me laugh at truth;
If being witty and wise is also being truthful,
And truth is not of the ideal but the real;
When the goal is for the sake of survival.

And if by this, the living world goes on and on
Like links of a chain and strands of a web,
Tell me who is then friend or foe, host and prey?
And who is the victor and the vanquished?

Oh, Nature, your own sweet lies make me cry at truth;
Paradise Lost, Noah's flood, the Armageddon -
Would the human race still persist on earth
Were survival not a game of lie and deceit? ~

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