Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Room of My Own: Shape-Themed Haiku

Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted -- Christopher Nolan, "Memento"

three words uttered ...
a shifting shadow
on heart-shaped leaves

how many Eskimo
words for snow?
the shape of memory

Note: Mentioning his observations in the introduction to his 1911 book Handbook of American Indian Languages, Anthropologist Franz Boas ignited the claim that Eskimos have dozens, or even hundreds, of words for snow.... -- excerpted from David Robson's "There really are 50 Eskimo words for ‘snow’," ("New Scientist," The Washington Post,  January 14, 201)

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