Category Archives: value judgments

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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Force unwithstood

  A  wonderful word is coercion. On it ,I cast no aspersions. But to coerce is not good, Force unwithstood Never grew much but nasturtiums.   Sometimes our will is a force, But virtue can’t come just by choice. Like a … Continue reading

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Poetry for beginners

A word here about liking a poem. This should of course be our primary objective and motive. But to like is a function of the critical intelligence, as this passage by W. H. Auden makes clear: As readers, we remain in … Continue reading

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What is truth?

truthn truːθ/ noun noun: truth the quality or state of being true. “he had to accept the truth of her accusation” synonyms: veracity, truthfulness, verity, sincerity, candour, honesty, genuineness; More antonyms: dishonesty, falsity that which is true or in accordance … Continue reading

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