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  • #316159
    @write4u
    Participant

    Abstract thinking started very early in the hominid species. Now imagine a mutation resulting in a sudden increase in brain complexity and surface area.

    Chromosome 2 is what sets humans apart from the apes, and they are already pretty smart.

    When Koko lost her manx kitten (run over) which she had named “All ball” as compared to tailed kittens, she was heartbroken and sat in the window for days, forlorn and moaning from grief. When her handler asked her how she felt, Koko signed that; “All ball gone, not come back, Koko sad”

    How can one use better poetry than that?

     

     

    #316194
    @write4u
    Participant

    For those who are not familiar with Kahlil Gibran, I can recommend the thoughts of this great philosopher.

    Even as I am atheist I can find great wisdom and poetry in his works.

    His most famous book “The Prophet” is available for free download.

    On January 1, 2019, The Masterpiece “The Prophet”, written by Kahlil Gibran became part of the public domain in the United States. This masterpiece is now available for FREE here in the United States.

    If you are not a resident of the United States, You must check your own Countries Copyright Laws before you continue.

    https://the-prophet.com/

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    #316221
    @lausten
    Keymaster

    Thanks Write4U. Sometimes I just assume things like that are so well known, there’s no need to point it out again. Before I lost religion, I started doing retreats with Robert Bly’s MN Men’s Conference. They do story telling and Hafiz poetry and generally draw on that great wealth of wisdom through the ages. They are also careful to say, this is allegory.

    Robert’s health is failing, but a new generation is picking it up. https://drmartinshaw.com/

    #316255
    @write4u
    Participant

    A comprehensive reference library of  brainy “quotes” by famous people;

    https://www.brainyquote.com/

     

    #316653
    @write4u
    Participant

    You don’t have to be smart to suffer, but you probably do have to be alive.

    Anil Seth.

    #316769
    @write4u
    Participant

    This observation is so true…..;

    The basic trouble, you see, is that people think that “right” and “wrong” are absolute; that everything that isn’t perfectly and completely right is totally and equally wrong. …Isaac Asimov.

    #316890
    @write4u
    Participant

    I dream of you

    As still the sunset lights the hills, the valley’s dusk invites my fantasies to fill

    I dream of you

    As still the breeze yet stirs the leaves, a raven folds his wings to sleep

    I dream of you

    As still a sound bespeaks of life, silence weaves its way and sighs

    I dream of you

    As still the daylight fights to stay, shadows gather ’round to play

    I dream of you

    I dream of stories never told, stories of our love unfold

    I’ll dream of you, until I’m old.

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    #316931
    @lausten
    Keymaster

     

    Looking up at the stars, I know quite well
    That, for all they care, I can go to hell,
    But on earth indifference is the least
    We have to dread from man or beast.

    How should we like it were stars to burn
    With a passion for us we could not return?
    If equal affection cannot be,
    Let the more loving one be me.

    Admirer as I think I am
    Of stars that do not give a damn,
    I cannot, now I see them, say
    I missed one terribly all day.

    Were all stars to disappear or die,
    I should learn to look at an empty sky
    And feel its total dark sublime,
    Though this might take me a little time.

    WH Auden

    #316953
    @write4u
    Participant

    Thank you.

    That’s an excellent poem!

    #320495
    @emmaq
    Participant

    Wow! It is very beautiful, you are so talented. I would not be able to write poetry, probably this is not mine. Can I see your poems somewhere else? My daughter started writing, I would like to show her your poems. Have a nice day!

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