Dr Hitesh Sheth

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Pareidolia- A Way Of Perception - Poem by Dr Hitesh Sheth

A depressed Guy
Was staring at sky,
Abruptly a form popped up
Assembled from
The lonely wandering clouds,
Appeared to him
Weeping inconsolably;
Suddenly, the warm joy welled up from within,
And the same clouds colluded to carve out,
A laughing form.

(Pareidolia is the phenomenon of finding familiar images in random scenes, like faces in clouds or religious icons in root vegetables)

Dr Hitesh C Sheth
24/05/2009


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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (6/3/2009 12:13:00 PM)

    'Paradolia! '........wow I learnt a new word a very meaningful word.........and the poem is too good, with terrific images. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/2/2009 9:14:00 PM)

    like all others i wld like to thank u for introducing me to the word -since a child i hv loved to gaze at clouds and walls and evertime they spoke back to me in myriad forms.at times i thought maybe i hd a streak of synicism in me -but today all my doubts are dispelled -thanks to you! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/1/2009 8:47:00 AM)

    Thank you, i learned my word for the day :) I am not much of a cloud viewer i am a star gazer but i liked Sonyas comment and i love your writing as always. Thank you for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/31/2009 3:53:00 PM)

    i didn't know there was a term for that...i 've always loved staring at clouds and do see pictures, as well as in cracklng paint, tree barks, etc. but let me quote Joni Mitchell's song 'I've looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down, and still somehow, it's cloud illusions I recall, i really don't know clouds at all..... (Report)Reply

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  • (5/31/2009 2:57:00 PM)

    Pleasant mutual relation...
    'medical' impulses...
    /10
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  • (5/31/2009 1:46:00 PM)

    hello Dr Sheth..this is an interesting phenomenon indeed....I wish I can look in to the sky and see some one.....well it's a sweet phenomenon as long as I dont see ghosts..anyway sir, keep sharing you medical knowledge with your creative poetic chants

    best wishes
    shan
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  • Barry A. Lanier (5/27/2009 7:40:00 PM)

    So very intresting Dr. Sheth....I have always had friends who do this and my duaghter often riding down the highway will spot a cloud looking as something or someone....thanks for expanding my vocabulary (Report)Reply

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  • (5/27/2009 1:21:00 PM)

    How can I comment,
    What can I say?
    When it seems, as if
    Even I'm under the shadow
    - of Paradolia!
    Hitesh, you do have a
    A Way of Perception!
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  • Indira Renganathan (5/27/2009 10:24:00 AM)

    quite amusing.....nice paradolia (Report)Reply

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  • (5/26/2009 2:09:00 PM)

    Very interesting. Is it because we are visual? Or conceptual? Probably both. And a need to act. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/26/2009 4:47:00 AM)

    the poem truly shows your insight as a person who has a deep understanding of the human psyche.10 + (Report)Reply

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  • (5/26/2009 2:37:00 AM)

    can u counsel amito for free or I can pay you Hitesh but please send him to an inferno

    nice creative poem indeed..paranoia and paradolia
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  • Ency Bearis (5/25/2009 8:32:00 AM)

    great descriptive write... its relative to hallucination...well versed...10 (Report)Reply

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  • (5/25/2009 6:32:00 AM)

    Clouds and the mind do play tricks. I've looked at clouds an perceived images (Report)Reply

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  • Supriya Prathapan (5/25/2009 4:37:00 AM)

    Warm, well, within; clouds, colluded, carve - good use of alliteration. 'Joy' has to come from within! Our inner happiness is transferred to the things around us which r otherwise of little significance. Thats a literary analysis. Science is beyond my comprehension. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/25/2009 2:52:00 AM)

    Started with depression ended with laugh...on whole nicely penned. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/25/2009 2:29:00 AM)

    very true...yet sounds imaginative...presented well (Report)Reply

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  • (5/25/2009 1:13:00 AM)

    imaginative.. I can see the wisps of imagination personified through these fine lines (Report)Reply

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  • Ravi A (5/24/2009 11:26:00 PM)

    You have said it well. I liked it. (Report)Reply

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (5/24/2009 9:28:00 PM)

    Good thought. many faces appear and vanish givng maningful answer and soothe the feeling... well thought of version (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 23, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 26, 2011


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