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JoelJosol
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To agitate the eyes, drive them fast

first here and then over ... there.

 

Between the distance of a millisecond,

was there consciousness of Newton's law?

 

To be conscious,

does it require conscience?

or science?

is there a con and a pro?

or a quid pro quo?

 

Is there a poem incapable

of moving a reader,

their eyes,

by a single letter?

or space?

 

This poem has traded

its abstract existence

for death.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Ah Joel, this puts a lot of thinking in my mind. I need some time to digest before answering all the questions. icon_smile.gif

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Aleksandra

How wise poem and with included deep thoughts. I loved this one.

This is something new interesting from you my friend.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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Thanks, Lake and Alek. I decided to split the S2 into two stanzas to avoid the visual heaviness.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Thanks, douglas.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Art and the metaphysical conjoin in this inspiring piece. I especially enjoyed this part:

To be conscious,

does it require conscience?

or science?

is there a con and a pro?

or a quid pro quo?

 

Is there a poem incapable

of moving a reader ...?

I like how you wrap it up with a clear statement, an answer of sorts.

 

Tony

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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Tony, that's the playful part where I just played on meaning and words.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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