“The pixels in a Mirasol IMOD display mimic the tiny scales on a butterfly’s wings that make it appear to shimmer.”

The colour found in
The wings of a butterfly
Is not bound by them.

The thin film twitches,
And creates a new vision
Out of borrowed light.

The footage ends,but
The light still flickers on this
Square of silicon.

I finish watching
Turn off the tablet: Colour
Cannot be contained

by William Shaw

2 thoughts on “Biomimicry”

  1. Given your penchant for collecting the best poems of and about science, I would like to present you an opportunity to write or find a poem (or two) to be featured in one or more of my posts, should you be interested in collaborating with me. Stylistically and lengthwise, you are free to experiment.

    For example, in the special post entitled “Do Plants and Insects Coevolve? 🥀🐝🌺🦋”, you will notice at the start of the multi-sectional post, there is a menu item corresponding to the featured poem called “Co-Existence, a Poem by Cheryl KP” being shown in the Entrée section of the main Menu. A mouse-click or touch on this menu item will instantly take you to the said poem, where you will see that the poem is stylistically presented. Apart from providing a direct link to the post of hers also containing the poem, I have even implemented the interactive Gravatar hovercard of Cheryl KP there.

    The post entitled “Do Plants and Insects Coevolve? 🥀🐝🌺🦋” is available for you to peruse at

    Please be informed that you might need to use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at my websites, some of which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately. A fast broadband connection is also helpful. 🙂

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