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We Think Alike, You and I

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 01-29-2000 06:00 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

We Think Alike , You and I

It's funny how the mind conceives
Of thought and notion it believes
And it may take a different hue
But think a thought the same as you

Perhaps the thought is just the same
But worded in a different name
Or have a slightly different cast
But still the same, in sameness last

And who's to say the vision's hue
The blue you see is truly blue
And though my blueness lighter be
It's really all the same to me

Elizabeth Santos





[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 01-29-2000).]
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HelmutB
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1 posted 01-29-2000 08:24 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Very intriguing very
I had to read this a couple of times
Perhaps I'm slow lol
It's like Great minds think alike
Well done Liz, wow

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

Safwan Arekat
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2 posted 01-29-2000 09:44 AM       View Profile for Safwan Arekat   Email Safwan Arekat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Safwan Arekat's Home Page   View IP for Safwan Arekat

Elizabeth

Sorry for removing my reply,It simply is inappropriate. I had misunderstood.
I still do. Different hues indeed !

Thank you


[This message has been edited by Safwan Arekat (edited 01-29-2000).]
Pepper
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3 posted 01-29-2000 09:49 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I really like this piece Liz  
RobertB
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4 posted 01-29-2000 09:58 AM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Elizabeth!!

I like.....

I have often wondered, what with some many of us on the planet, how many of us sneeze at the same time, laugh, cry or whatever at the exact same moment. Yes, even think the same thing.

I also wonder....is the color green the same to you as it is to me?? Or red or blue or...

I mean....I love Brussel sprouts...yet some hate them...can our taste buds taste differently??


Please answer all my questions! hehehehehe

Robert
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5 posted 01-29-2000 10:09 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Your thoughts run deep, Elizabeth. I enjoyed this.

Denise
Elizabeth Santos
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6 posted 01-29-2000 10:42 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Your responses to this poem are interesting, and Robert, you are very close. Two people might percieve the same word as representing  different thoughts, or one thought may be called two different names. Someone's God might be called a different name, but be the same, someone might think the same way I do about the Holocaust, but like I, have no words to decribe it. There can be a thought that has no word in our language. But that thought might be expressed easily in another language.This poem means that one persons notion of blue might different from mine, but we're both looking at the same color and calling it by the same name, so it makes no difference to me if your perception is different from mine. Get it?
I'm not good at expressing my thoughts.
Liz
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7 posted 01-29-2000 10:59 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
No matter what you write holds my attention.
You are a masterful poet and this one shows it. Love Sy
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Well, I have to disagree with you, Elizabeth. Your thoughts were expressed very clearly and if you were able to get through this dense head of mine I don't see that you have any problem with expression.

Denise
Safwan Arekat
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Dear Elizabeth,

Comparisons between perceptions is philosophically meaningless. There
is absolutely no common ground to
share the essence of sensation.

You are absolutely correct.

Safwan

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10 posted 01-29-2000 12:21 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Elizabeth, my friend
You've gone and done it again.
Threw me in the brink
of common think
and then in a blink
out on a limb
Clinging to
my shade of blue
hoping you
could see it too
Wondering what you would see
if looking through
the eyes of me
Realizing in a glance
there is just
the slightest chance
that we would meet
on common ground
in shades of blue
all around

Of this there is no doubt
I do love the brussel sprout!
~*Marge*~


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Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 01-29-2000 12:34 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Safwan,
I don't know if I'm correct, I'm only saying that it's not important to ME if what you see in your mind is different, I'm not saying that it's not important. It's important to some people, like theologians, but I'm not a theologian, nor a philosopher      
Elizabeth Santos
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12 posted 01-29-2000 12:36 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Marge,
Wonderful, you really make me laugh, and you can see any color you want to, it's all the same to me
You're terrific!
Liz
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THAT WAS GREAT
SO DEEP FOR BEING SO SHORT
Martie
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As always your perception and expression of it, are wonderful!
 
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