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Monday, January 2, 2023

SECOND COMPOSITION OF ONE

 In an attempt to unboggle this bloggle, I  posted its photo and poem on "Invalid's Workshop" --a poetry blog I've maintained without whack for 14 years. It gained 16 views this week but no comments, which is unusual. I have transferred its photo and text here, to this blog to see if any comments come through. It is called

                                       The composition of one:


                      

                                 Up? Down? How 

                 Does one tell time

                 When time is done?

                 An end undone or

                 Begun in infinity--

                 Divinity calls, even from

                 Faces fixed in walls.

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 I'd sure appreciate any comments on this poem here to ease solicitude re. mechanical lack or general whack. I do not understand either one and welcome assistance.

16 comments:

  1. What I see in the picture is two surprised faces.

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    1. Exactly what I saw 40 years ago after plastering them into the back hall wall. Anybody'd be surprised.

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  2. Over the years you have blown and scrambled my mind. This poem will be bouncing around for days wanting an answer I don't have.
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    1. Dear Austan, the answer is there but doesn't always respond to our inquiries. Having same problem with the poem.

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  3. Appears you've stumped people, Geo. I find your poem unsettling, mortality can certainly manifest it'self in many ways. Take care, Geo, hope you're doing alright.

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    1. Dear Mike, I have stumped myself too --not an uncommon occurrence--- but am doing alright.

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  5. I wouldn't be able to undress in a room with that wall plug..

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  6. I love when faces appear in ordinary things. We had a plug installed this week, for the generator in case the power goes out, sadly it has no face. But after waiting 15 months for it, it's appearance sure made me smile!

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    1. Dear Juli, understood. As a partner in pareidolia, I like faces in things like dark walls in webby barns, giants smiling and marching weightless over my counterpane as a kid, and of course the Man In The Moon. But, I concur.With all the power outages these past few weeks I would welcome a faceless generator too.

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  7. Dear Geo., I wish you and your family all the best for the New Year 2023.
    As to your photo: maybe two little pigs - which in Germany are a symbol for "good luck". (They should look a bit happier, though - but maybe they are confused appearing "Here" and not "There", on your blog for 14 years).
    Time as a circle (as around the two faces) - thus endless. Tao.

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  8. Dear Britta, Somewhat like Lao Tzu (2500 years ago?) I believe the Universe is intelligent and alive --we live as much as possible in its balance. My little pigs may look miffed at getting plastered, but it's safer for them than the old "wattle and daub" method of 10,000 years ago. Universe has led us to a safer method of transferring electrons into our back-hallways. Tao, my friend.

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  9. All I can muster is they look surprised, as though not expecting what they perceive. I guess we are like that too. Isn't time really timeless?

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    1. I suspect objects that must move create time, enable time --somehow, from the irreducible ,restless subatomic continuum. Otherwise, possibility itself is rendered illusion.

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