Gone Astray


Are we all not One
Black and white, male and female
Why betray Oneself?

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on January 7, 2018, in Poetry, Senryu and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

    • Simply stating the obvious, Betty.

      • According to the ‘Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings’ this proverb has been traced back to 1546 (John Heywood), and resembles the Biblical verse Jeremiah 5:21 (‘Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not’). In 1738 it was used by Jonathan Swift in his ‘Polite Conversation’ and is first attested in the United States in the 1713 ‘Works of Thomas Chalkley’. The full saying is: ‘There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know’. – http://www.actualfreedom.com.au/richard/abditorium/nonesoblind.htm

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  1. right & left
    hands shake,
    soon 🙂

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  2. Sure, of course. All else is illusion.

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  3. Maybe if we repeat enough, we will become One. Great poem, Ben!

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  4. Why indeed.

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