In this 16-second film by Crictor, a blow torch + hair dryer + popcorn (with brick and duct tape) makes for a curiously zen moment. We found two haiku to go with it, brilliant entries to a Popcorn Haiku contest at the Denver Post.
Show, golden kernel,
Your tender white potential.
Reveal inner bliss.
Explosion is birth.
Multi-lobed orbs of goodness.
Want butter on that?
Both were written by a Denver Post reader named Carol Nelson. It reminded us of our friend Tim Chegwidden’s Time Limited Mind Sharpening Practice about his exercise of regularly writing a poem in a limited amount of time. So we sat down to try writing a poem to accompany Crictor’s Popcorn. Here are three versions we wrote in our ten minutes:
Not very good but no matter. We found ourself accessing a different part of our brain as we felt our way to finding words to accompany feeling and image…
…And that expansive feeling accompanied us all day…