“For ’tis the mind that makes the body rich/ And as the sun breaks through the darkest clouds/ So honour peereth in the meanest habit.”— Shakespeare. Thus you have heard, reading Shakespeare or Chaucer will light up your brain. Impulses escape weightlessly into new life when they come across unusual language. You think you know what Shakespeare is saying, but you are perplexed as if your eyes are reflecting fish eye tricks. Such a tender thing this brain. But what if you said “For ‘tis the food that makes the body rich” and ate only ancient Andean food: quinoa, kiwicha, kañiwa, uvilla, mortiño, jamaica, mashua, oca, arracacha and yacon. Would your brain light up from high altitudes, your heart whisper love stories into cold chilly nights, your kidneys speak only of rainy seasons? Or would you be confused and yearn for the fat of the lamb.
Lovely connection between brain food – language – and actual foods. Lovely phrasing.
Thank you. i worked hard on this one. Writing a poem a date is inspiring but also puts a lot more pressure.