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November 3rd, 2012
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A poem that makes philosophical sense
by [personal profile] teddywolf:
Sonnet: New Horizons
A calm beyond experience of Man,
It forms the grandest palette of them all.
Inchoate, dull and empty it began
Before the spark that was the rise and fall-
And so, into the emptiness of space
A single definition did appear
Creating solid forms and boundless place
All born of what I whispered in your ear
We do not understand the world at large
With new horizons yet to be explored
As bound'ries are but goalposts that we charge
My quiet question yet must be implored:
In all Creation, how much dare we seek
Discovery of what we cannot speak?

I like this poem because it's a very good match for a lot of what fascinates me-- in particular, that what we do is collaboration with the universe. This is more vividly true with conceiving a child, but it applies to all activities-- art, science, business, government, getting through the day, you name it.

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From:infintysquared
Date:November 4th, 2012 05:45 am (UTC)

Heehee.

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Though content intrigues,
Difficulty factor lost.
Shakespeare is for wimps.

Petrarch or Spenser or nil;
I gently tease your wolf friend.
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From:nancylebov
Date:November 4th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)

Re: Heehee.

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Not to self-promote or anything, but have you checked out my reading_moonwise posts? If you like difficulty, beautiful prose, and poetic references, Gilman's Moonwise is a book you might be interested in.
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From:celandine13
Date:December 26th, 2012 05:12 am (UTC)
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I think you and I might have very similar views on how the world works and our place in it. Collaboration with the universe -- YES.

We should talk in closer-to-realtime one of these days.
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From:nancylebov
Date:December 27th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
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I'd like to do that.

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