Member Rara Avis
Mumbai, India : now in Belgium
Jim (jbouder) suggested me to visit this forum and sort of spread my wings, and I have heeded to his advice.
Thoughts - they are like double-edged swords...
Should we let thoughts swim into deeper oceans or should we curtail ourselves from thinking deep?
I say the first choice is natural to have and adds creativity and a meaningful flow in our lives but how much of it is enough?
Is there a definte "enough" value for that?
I think not. One can let thoughts swim as long as he wants to... but once in deep waters is this as uncontrollable as a tornado that simply has to live its 'life'?
I will just give you an example of some swimming of thoughts with one of my quite recent poems... posted in open 8...
...Me, A Frog and A Well...
Sitting by a well, I let thoughts swim,
Played about with a croaking frog;
Dropped a pebble just to tease him,
(Effects shown, maybe of too much grog.)
Felt funny as I heard the frog speak,
Saw his tongue give his lips a few licks;
With croaked tones and nasal sounds,
He spoke, drawing circles all around.
Am I smart or trying to be a smart thing?
Am I thinking or pretending to be thinking?
Am I an inane soul with a hole like a creep?
Am I an ugly-skinned slime with ego too deep?
A self-important and haughty frog,
That's perhaps exactly what I am,
In my own darkened tunnel, I hog -
Into these walls, this head, I ram.
My world evolves all around me
My world lives deep within me
My world is a me-centred universe,
Your world is just one in reverse!
And all you men are from Mars
Maybe your women from Venus!
But leave me with my stars,
And let me be alone thus.
I don't care if your earth goes around the sun,
Or if my moon goes around your earth for fun,
My world is this most important place, you call, well,
In it, with waterlilies and flies, I'll prevail.
I had to stop dropping pebbles,
As many questions came popping by,
Making me feel queasy and feeble,
With each posing a puzzle too high.
I wonder if there are parallel universes!
Maybe the frog in his own way is right
If this well is his sole existing universe,
Then my abode becomes a superset, right?
One thought to another as usual did lead,
If my universe's a well to another being
Then this thought to him would amply feed
That his world's a superset of my own being!
Soon I felt overpowered and totally subdued
The Milky Way was my well, I had construed
Mars and Venus were excuses to please the eye
The Earth was my resting stone - the frog was I.
This takes me to a more complex
Are there parallel universes?
- Scientifically speaking? and
- Philosphically speaking?
My regards and thanks to all who join this discussion.
My many regards to those too who read this and continue to debate in their own "worlds"