We see 60 images per second
and a dragonfly can see 200.
Reindeer can see UV light.
Sharks posses a homing device that guides
the shark even in the darkest, murkiest water.
The barn owl can pinpoint a sound
to the millimeter using their ears.
Dogs can hear a whistle that man can’t.
Jewel beetles can sense a pine fire tens of miles away.
Bumblebees use hair on their legs to detect
a flower’s electromagnetic field.
Elephant’s feet and trunks are sensitive enough to pick up
vibrations created by elephants as far as 10 miles away.
Bloodhounds can trace footsteps even in the worst weather.
Silvertip Grizzlies can smell you from 18 miles away.
Homing pigeons need no maps or compasses.
Millions of North American monarch butterflies
fly 1500 miles to the forests of Mexico every winter.
Arctic terns fly 1.5 million miles in their lifetime.
That is 3 round- trip flights to the moon.
Wild animals as a means of defense,
flee as man approaches them.
That motion is a comment on how
they have been treated by man.
They’ve heard that a bird in the hand
is worth two in the bush.
We use the term dumb animal.
Perhaps, the animal is superior to man.
We have subtle sounds we can’t hear,
rays of light we can’t see,
Yet we talk about the 5 senses
as if we posses any of them.
We have not further developed these senses
since our ancient cave dwelling past.
Yet, man thinks he is the pinnacle of civilization.
A blind man can develop a better sense of sound.
It’s as if Mother nature takes from something
not utilized to give to something needed.
Facilities considered dead weight
shifted to facilities most necessary.
As I remember reading Homer,
he never saw paradise until he was blind.
I appreciate a six sense, the sense of heart hunger
It drives men to look for soul-qualities
in others that we don’t posses,
that will complement our own soul.
Love might be the best sense because lovers
in completion with each other
to see who can love the most
can be the planet’s transforming force.
I hope some of this makes sense.
Astrix: “Beyond the Senses”
“If you are what you eat, you are what you see and hear.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri