Black Poetry : Opaque

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by YeshuJah, Jun 7, 2002.

  1. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What exactly is this thing called love?
    I say exactly, exactly! exactly!
    'cause I've been bombarded
    with vague answers
    and fleeting feelings regarding its contents,
    its essence, its presence, or absence of.
    What is it in its entirety?
    To ask these questions is to imply
    the absence of the knowledge of love;
    but what then is the knowledge of love?
    If I have not and know not love
    then what is it that I have,
    and what is it that I know?
    For the sake of comparison
    my senses attest that the absence of light
    is darkness,
    That the opposite of up is down,
    and the opposite of in is out
    and so on and so forth.
    But I find to my chagrin
    that my senses lie!
    Tell me.
    If I stand upon the continent of
    the great down under;
    am I standing right side up,
    Or upside down?
    And which direction exactly is East
    and which beyond all doubt is West?
    Reason and its reason is put
    to the test and ignorance it seems
    does always get the best.
    Learned men once believed the earth to be flat
    but found that they were dead wrong at that.
    Yet it is through these same senses, or so it seems,
    that what has come to be called love
    is highly esteemed;
    Sung by the poets and bards
    for as far back as we can hope to go..
    So I proposed the question to myself
    in an attempt to understand love,
    To corner it,
    To unravel it,
    To know how to get it,
    Where to get it,
    To have the choice of getting it
    Or leaving it, if you may;
    for the freedom to have or not to have
    a thing necessitates a knowledge of said thing.
    Is it attached to body parts?
    And if it is, then why does a baby
    as it grows older loose its affinity
    for its mother's breasts;
    And why does a husband lose his awe
    for his wife's physical charms,
    and vice versa..
    The evidence to date suggests that it cannot
    be attached to body parts, nor can it
    be ascertained through the quibbles of
    the senses.
    Can it then be of a spiritual nature
    Whatever that is?
    No offense meant, but the spirit is
    as illusive an idea as any ever proffered.
    Is it a set of rules which can be known
    that if known will guarantee the state of love
    whatever that state is?
    Tell me, tell me,
    Tell me ye wise men, ye sages of all ages.
    Is it written down somewhere in
    sweet coherence upon the annals of time's pages..
    Or is it hidden from the greedy eyes of man,
    or right before his eyes but he can't understand?
    Tell me if you know,
    but only tell me if for sure you know
    that when you do I too will know.
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I say that you pose some excellent questions throughout this well structured discourse. You've provided truth-seekers with a mind-expanding exercise in verse, that will most certainly result in
    revelations and self-discoveries that will expose many previously held fallacies.

    I perceive you have written as you've been imbued by the "Spirit". These are not the words of a clever wordsmith. And it is my understanding that...."spiritual things are spiritually discerned"....so yes, it is hidden from the greedy eyes of man ~

    I can tell you that love is more like what you suggest...of a spiritual nature. It is born of the substance of the soul. Illusive? Like being able to feel the force of the wind, yet unable to see it? I feel that same "illusive" force has empowered you to scribe this awesome "peace".

    Though there are many unanswered questions ("we see through a glass darkly"), I believe you are someone who knows something of the power of love...


    Thank you for this.

    alyce
     
  3. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this analytically charged piece is off the globe!!
    everything alyce said, i agree totally. couldn't have said it better.

    wise man jah i will read this many time over.

    bruh you mentioned and questioned the sciences of East and West,
    the coexistence of light and dark, the detachment and growing detachments of man and woman and child, as well as continental poses.
    in other words, all time and space. God is love. God has no time and space. he's infinite.
    imagine now two people joined together in God. they share, no they become the quintessence of what love is all about.


    infinite
    jh.
     
  4. YeshuJah

    YeshuJah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alyce & j'hiah, I give praise and thanks to the MOST HIGH GOD- Yes, it is his spirit that moves me to write these things- thanks for reading.
     
  5. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    hhhhhhhha!!!

    i loved this flow

    keep writing JAH

    pd :)
     
  6. Natasha

    Natasha Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Nice flow

    this reads like a shakesperean sonet
    Love
    the ever demanding question
    and still elusive answer
    ahhh theres the rub ;)