The ear that floats on a melody,
is the same that attends to language.

It similarly startles
when surprised by a scuffle.

Our eyes, that we tune to culture,
scan first for words and danger.

Experiences and understanding
are rarely met blankly.

Evolutionary wiring orders survival
and comprehension first, and then art.

Read the extended version

Published by Dr Jim Walsh

CEO of Conway Hall Ethical Society and author of 'Ethics Starts With You'.

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