What?

WHAT?

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?

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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! 😀

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  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.

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  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.

    Brilliant!

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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!
    Lauren

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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. 😉

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  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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