If God is a verb
And the world is an adjective
What is the subject?

And what of beauty
When the beholder
Has no I?


About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on January 5, 2012, in Poetry, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Wow!!! Interesting questions to ponder – rhetorical and literal and metaphorical and allegorical and spiritual and………

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  2. Let’s shake up an a priori or two there! 😀


  3. The last stanza in a short, short poem is amazing. The first stanza is worth pondering.

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    • This started out being two separate ideas, then I suddenly saw the image of a ring of mirrors reflecting and repeating one another away into an infinity of infinities and realised the two ideas were reflections and extensions of one another: one encompassing statement/imagination/reflection/inquisition.


  4. Quite the enigma. This poem will stay with me for a while….

    You know, I get the answers in the 1st stanza then the 2nd is where the enigma comes in.


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  5. Questions like this are the reason for my title blog: betwixt and between.

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  6. I like this, Ben. Although the first stanza is over my head I think, the second one is really great!

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  7. Definitely questions to ponder and in so few words, this is amazing! Thanks also, Ben, for following me; I will do the same and look forward to reading more of your thoughts, as well!

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  8. As always, a clever thought from a brilliant mind. This one will stick in my mind for quite sometime, I’m sure 🙂

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    • I am glad you found this memorable; it’s only a re-post from The Book Of Guff.

      Sorry about all these little tidbits. I am working on some more substantial pieces, honest. 😉


  9. I simply love the way you play with words!
    your explanation of the subject-object identity gives a punch to the pun in the word “I”…. only a beholder without an “i” can see the real beauty or can he? Interesting!

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