Treasure Island

Jonathan ROBIN

(22 September / London)

Brahma IV Eternal Question


If crowned chicken acts as egg,
if egg as chicken should react,
why, hen is zen, and [s]tale is leg,
as s[t]age [c]old question winks at fact.

Is man from monkey or from mouse
descended, woman from the bear?
An answer lies within his house
of cards: beware, lord louse lies there.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 29, 2013

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(21 November 1992 revised 18 June 1992 and 28 August 2013)

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