rumisong Posted May 30, 2009 Share Posted May 30, 2009 this joke is a perennial favorite of mine- it does sort of say something about how I see the poetic mind, so I thought Id share it here... You may remember the story of how the devil and a friend of his were walking down the street when they saw ahead of them a man stoop down and pick up something from the ground, look at it, and put it away in his pocket. The friend said to the devil, "What did that man pick up?" "He picked up a piece of Truth," said the devil. "That is a very bad business for you, then," said his friend. "Oh, not at all," the devil replied, "I am going to let him organize it. ~J Krishnamurti I fully recognize that there is beauty in "organization" too, most certainly- and too, I fully recognize that this very beauty may well be Poetry to another, absolutely! for me, this is not the end of the story though- I have a mind that loves to organize, and a mind that loves to free the cage doors from their hinges- and for me, the poetry comes mostly from this liberation mind (of mine) and so again, I can fully appreciate that for another, liberation may come from organization- liberation from chaos perhaps, and so, that is where their poetry comes from... I am fully comfortable with chaos and order- in fact, Im not sure I see the difference in nature- and so, I allow whatever comes to the poetry to just come... how 'bout you all? what liberates poetry from your mind? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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