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Elizabeth Santos
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Why Ask Why?

Why ask the why of what it is
This thing we've given name of "Life"
Why delve so deep in reason's womb
Dissecting it with blade of knife

Why search so deep the when of it
In history's documented file
When all the answers of the mind
Are right before us all the while

Why ask the how of origin
In finding kinship of the soul
Why probe into the deep of sea
And vast of stars to know the whole

Let free the mind to feel the wind
That rides the swish of feathered wing
Just bask in essence of the true
The answer's in a sparrow's sing

And listen close the mystery clue
The flutter of a sparrow's wing

And let the spirit bathe anew
The answer's in a sparrow's sing

Elizabeth Santos
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Safwan Arekat
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1 posted 01-31-2000 05:38 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


Liz,

Absolutely fabulous in form and spirit ! It finds resonance in the deepest recesses of my being. Actually I wrote a book devoted to making the reader stop asking idle questions about the reality we experience. It is a scientist perspective. Your's has a very human touch, one that I am aspiring to follow.
It might be pertinent to make avilable my scientist's minds perspective. But I do not want to clutter with posts about the "Seven H*rl*ts".

Thank you for all your comments. Thats what the card was about.

Thank you very much indeed !

Your admirer,

Safwan
Marge Tindal
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2 posted 01-31-2000 06:45 AM       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-
Such wonderful phrases flowing through my morning.  

Why indeed ... she heard a sparrow sing.
'Tis good enough for me.
~*Marge*~


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tracie66
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3 posted 01-31-2000 08:22 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Don't ask why just live it...Lovely poem  
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 01-31-2000 08:51 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Limitations lead to questions,
That often leads to indigestion,
Never the less a question is a question.
Your poem is exquisite and it should
only happen. Love Sy
dovesongs
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5 posted 01-31-2000 09:54 AM       View Profile for dovesongs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dovesongs

Very deep.  Your poem is just beautiful.  I love it!

 
Me2
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6 posted 01-31-2000 10:07 AM       View Profile for Me2   Email Me2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Me2

For me, and lots of others, that have looked Death in the face, and decided to stay here instead, I think this becomes one of our Themes of Life!

Way ta go!
Denise
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Asking why is usually a dead end endeavor. This is lovely, Elizabeth!

Denise
Elizabeth Santos
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8 posted 01-31-2000 11:34 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sefwan, Thank you for your interesting comments
Marge, Actually, our yard was full of robins this morning (January 31!). Thank you
Tracey, That's right , no need to ask why if you already have the answer.
Sy, I never do get indigestion
From this kind of nagging question
The why of life just blurs my eye
And that is why i don't ask why
Thanks for your poem
Liz
Me2 Yes, I have also looked death in the face and it looked back, but God had other plans. Thank you
Denise, Thank you "GAF" (Guardian Angel of the Forum)
Liz

Balladeer
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9 posted 01-31-2000 04:46 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Much truth in this one, Elizabeth.

Don't question why the robin sings
Or why the rainbows glow
Don't question all the many things
That we will never know.

Just listen to the robin's song
Enjoy the rainbow's glare
Acknowledge God knows right from wrong
And put your faith right there.
Martie
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10 posted 01-31-2000 05:19 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This way of looking at life is sure to bring peace
I am looing outside my door at raindrop on a leaf
and all the questioning time I've known
is told inside its crystal dome.

Lovely poem Liz

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 01-31-2000 09:44 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Balladeer, You got it right, with this little poem. Thank you
Liz

Martie,In a raindrop's crystal dome
Or sparrows sing that we've all known
Thanks Martie
Liz
G. A. Webb
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12 posted 01-31-2000 09:55 PM       View Profile for G. A. Webb   Email G. A. Webb   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for G. A. Webb

Great piece! I was able to loose myself in your thoughts and ponder the question why. Bravo!

 Regret not that which you have done,
Rather that which you haven't

One Who Understands
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13 posted 02-01-2000 12:17 AM       View Profile for One Who Understands   Email One Who Understands   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for One Who Understands

Wow! such an excellent poem. and such an excellent response by Balladeer.  You spoke my words today
 
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