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Monday Poetry Prompt: Philosophical


This week let’s write a philosophical poem. The trick is not to make it too abstract. Post your concrete example in the comments below.



9 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Philosophical

  1. Very much like Lisa’s poem. I can only get impressions from philosophy, not so much understand it, but I do like reading it. I’ve especially liked the impression I get from Husserl’s “the phenomenological reduction.” I’ve always liked reading about that. Still, I just get impressions:

    In Spring at the Sea Walk

    “Go back to the things themselves”
    –Edmund Husserl

    I’m on the sensible horizon
    of a wonderful physical canvas,
    a technicolored painting of ocean
    that changes but remains the same.
    The boats that pass belong here, even after
    they pass. The blackbird on the “Np Swimming —
    Rip Currents” sign, which, at high tide, sticks out
    of the waves on its two poles, belongs there
    even after it’s flown away.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Steve Croft | March 19, 2019, 12:49 PM
  2. Concrete philosophy…. Life is a paradox, and that just makes my head hurt!

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by JeanMarie | March 18, 2019, 6:12 PM

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