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Solipsist in Love

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grandiloquent
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For so many conscious years, how convenient it was.
A relief to know that with one shut door
He could switch off every mannequin at a nonexistent party.
With what largesse he might bring them back
to chattering ingratitude. Earlier still,
to snuff out stars by the thousands with one raised hand
amused him, when some boring bedtime
required him to put away his parents.
But now she has sprung from the program of mild surprises,
demanding his constant attention;
he is dazed with maintaining her, but cannot bear
one handsome elbow's moment to be lost -
must circle her, reestablish the lion curve of her back
at the cost of a breast's eclipse to be speedily remedied,
must affirm her previously unimagined lips, call forth again
the mole behind her knee, his dutiful hands
keeping her three dimensions. He lets her laugh,
tolerates her most fantastic statements;
he knows she has somehow guessed she is not like the stars -
obligingly there whenever he opened his fingers.
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Very interesting ideas. Good description of a solipsist too, although it didn't quite match my dictionary's definiton:
"a theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and that the self is the only existent thing", it was pretty close. Nice to learn a new big word once in a while.

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Even with a lot of imagination, does it make the story less true?
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"when some boring bedtime/required him to put away his parents." and "his dutiful hands / keeping her three dimensions" -- both really EXCELLENT lines...

I'm enjoying your work..
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grandiloquent
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The theory can be expanded to a state where nothing exists _outside_ of the mind ... being that the world is only what you create.
My interpretation was that a solipsist exists in a kind of "window state" -- like looking out of your bedroom window and believing that the world is only what is seen in that little box. Everything outside of the frame disapears when you can't see it (and in the case of solipsism, you also _create_ the frame and its components). More poems on these kinds of perspectives later , thank you for your comments.

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