Category Archives: value judgments

Hannah Arendt

  http://bostonreview.net/vivian-gornick-hannah-arendt-on-being-jewish   The Jewish Writings is a collection of Arendt’s articles and essays written between 1932 and 1966. For this reviewer, they come as a revelation. I had never understood, exactly, the mental road Arendt traveled to get to … Continue reading

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Intent with purpose,scarcely is life real

Intent with purpose,  we  don’t see life whole We see the figure but ignore its ground We have one thought, to reach our  chosen goal This way of life destroys  our life and soul So shadows, shades penumbra lie unfound … Continue reading

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We misuse reason, rationalise and blend

Perception by itself is not enough A psychopath can use it for bad ends Truth itself may make a conman laugh When we’re targets of the cold and tough We must hide our truths, and lies defend Perception by itself … Continue reading

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What will be a flower,what a weed?

The unshed tears will make our innards bleed The agony disguised  will find its way, Destroy our life and kill the growing seed On this topic many’ ve disagreed Stiff upper lips and  eyes that look like prey The unshed … Continue reading

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No remedy exists for hidden grief

No remedy exists for hidden grief A blank face and a voice that does not speak Expression  is the route to our relief The caterpillar gnaws the new green leaf And actions are the place where meaning leaks No remedy … Continue reading

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He has no self at all, if all’s his wish.

No mirror for reflection in his mind He says whatever suits  that moment’s wish Thus he is to truth  disabled,  blind Pride and power  make human beings  unkind. But  reflecting   can  point to what’s amiss. There’s no mirror for … Continue reading

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