My poetry project for this April's National Poetry Month is writing about colors, the impact of color vision, the word for different colors in world languages, the richness and variety of colors and so much more ...
Follow my daily post and color journey at Color Vision.
I dedicate this month of color to my parents: my father Lew who still encourages me to be curious about the world, about language and people and my mother, Gail who as an artist instills in me an enjoyment and appreciation for colors, art and beauty in the world around me.
April 1, 2020: Color Vision Crawls Out of a Petri Dish
People are going blind
scientists search for a cure
new treatments for macular degeneration
glaucoma and leading causes of vision loss
crawl out of a Petri dish
struggling to win National Eye Institute competitions
retinal organoids secure million-dollar prizes
Before today color seeing developed only in the womb
away from inquisitive eyes
the process now replicated for all to see
understanding dawns on how nature controls
the sight of a red sunset
the green of spring leaves
human eyes need the right thyroid hormones
at the right time
tiny human fetuses detect blue light first
then come cells responding to red and green
A year it takes a batch of immature retinal cells
scientists caring for them daily for a few weeks
then like infants the Petri dish cells
become independent developing Color-sensing Cones
in the Center of the dish as nature does in the eye
by Kimberly Burnham
- Found Poetry from Human Retinas Grown In A Dish Reveal Origin Of Color Vision https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/10/11/656560767/human-retinas-grown-in-a-dish-reveal-origin-of-color-vision
Home of the Daily Peace Challenge. Learn about world peace - one word and one language at a time. (c) Kimberly Burnham, 2022
The Meaning of Peace in 10,000 Languages
Looking for grant money to complete this peace project
Kimberly Burnham, PhD (Integrative Medicine)
860-221-8510 phone and what's app. Skype: Kimberly Burnham (Spokane, Washington)
Author of Awakenings, Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health and P as in Peace, Paix and Perdamiam: an Inner Peace Journal To Stimulate The Brain
Kimberly Burnham, The Nerve Whisperer, Brain Health Expert, Professional Health Coach for people with Alzheimer's disease, Memory Issues, Parkinson's disease, Chronic Pain, Huntington's Ataxia, Multiple Sclerosis, Keratoconus, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Neuropathy, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Brain Health Coaching ... Contact Kimberly Burnham in Spokane Washington (860) 221-8510 NerveWhisperer@gmail.com.
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See her list of publications including her latest book of brain health meditations, Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program.
Designed to enhance memory, creativity, and inner peace, Awakenings: Peace,Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program is available free of charge as a Kindle eBook on February 14-15, 2019. [Click Here].
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I am looking for guest blog opportunities and a position as poet-in-residence. My current project is writing dictionary poems using words in different languages for the English word "peace." You can read some of my poems on Poemhunter .
As poet-in-residence I would write poems on different words in different languages and broadcast them throughout the social media blogosphere. Each poem would link back to your site where the word or language appeared.
I would expect some sort of stipend and a six month to one year placement. Please contact me for details if your organization is interested in having a poet-in-residence to help get your message out. Nervewhisperer@gmial.com
Buy the print or eBook, review Awakenings then contact Kimberly for a free 20 minute brain health consultation. Email or Phone
(Regular rates $120 per hour or 10 sessions for $650.)