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Are you involved with the Poem of Questions?

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?Are you evaluating this poem

      as it is being read

?Are you wondering what the motive is

      behind the writing of this poem

?Is a good poem a poem that helps

      you to look at yourself without distortion,

      without fragmentation,without preconceived judgments

?Is a question within a poem 

      a good thing to exist as

?Is the mind really separate 

      from the questions that are asked of it

?Is Saturday near,but the living organisms

      (that one looks at)…distant

?Why would a question mark exist

     at the beginning of a written question

?Can real empathy exist when there is 

      distance and separation

?Is intelligence without empathy and compassion

      a superficial kind of intelligence

?Is “More all Day?” a cholesterol-laden,superficial question, 

       or is it a deep question from entities who really care about human beings

?Can one blossom beyond mediocrity

       and staleness

Is one separate from the words 

      of this poem?

 

More All Day? Hooray! (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2017

More All Day? Hooray! (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2017

 

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  1. picture up there remind monkey of where sometime walk Man & Lady & monkey there cell phone tower what loom up behind woods & marsh. whenever monkey look through tree of late fall & winter & early spring there stand tower in barren ugliness. then tree leaf out & monkey able for pretend tower not there. but behind curtain of leaf tower do work of routing text & talk between brain of many human creature. monkey suppose tower help some important communication travel from a to b but monkey prefer nature communicate with monkey through wordless rustling of leaf.

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  2. I think deep in most of us there is a sense of separation and isolation – that maybe we don’t even recognise. We tend to look at something and see if we can connect with it in some way and if we can’t we can act in many different ways.
    I think you have to be a very evolved person to have empathy at times of distance and separation. Although you can still be mindful of your mind and the way it’s seeing things!

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  3. Such an interesting combination, the nice pink blossom against the billboard (which at first I didn’t even take notice of 🙂 ). then the question marks… like a wake-up call, and then the questions as such… Well, seems that a poem, and words, thoughts.. should be felt, shouldn’t they? I always imagine that one can only “understand” or feel compassion for someone or something else, only by trying to “be one” with that other someone or something, which may in fact simply mean “accepting” (the word even says it somehow, “under-stand”). 🙂 A post really giving food for thought.

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  4. Not too many relate to “a deep question from entities who really care about human beings”. Many want to express their own feeling. These are deep questions, Tom. 🙂

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