Diane Hine

Silver Star - 4,107 Points (25 July 1956)

Will - Poem by Diane Hine

Dissect a passing notion into parts,
look deep within the workings of the mind,
observe the neuron map an idea charts
and study each synaptic cleft confined.
It's staggering, to count the steps involved
and contemplate our ignorance of how
the thought deterministically evolved
and registered succinctly in the brow.
This cavalcade of causes and effects
electrical and chemical, in train,
requires aware reaction which reflects
the impetus of pleasure and of pain.
Unconscious hidden pathways underlie
the unfree will which constitutes an ‘I'.


Comments about Will by Diane Hine

  • Bronze Star - 2,568 Points Stephen Katona (8/5/2014 1:14:00 AM)

    You've managed to capture the mystery and wonder of the human brain. It will serve well as a reminder to all those who forget. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,710 Points Walterrean Salley (5/29/2012 7:38:00 PM)

    It's all a miracle, unexplainable. Great job. 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 431 Points Patti Masterman (5/29/2012 1:04:00 PM)

    I love poems about physiological and brain processes and how
    we come to be ourselves and this poem is incredible proof of
    just how amazing a process it all is..the whole thinking thing seems
    like deja vu to me; like an eyeball staring in a mirror saying, I see
    an eyeball staring in a mirror and reflected in another mirror is
    an eyeball saying the same..and so on and so on, lol..consciousness
    seems like a reverberation inside a hollow sphere that's called a skull. ;) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 41 Points Thyris Taylor (5/27/2012 4:25:00 PM)

    Bravo Diane, how do you do it? ? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 432 Points Danny Draper (5/25/2012 8:39:00 AM)

    This is beautiful. Science and elegance, like fine wine. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Simon Collins (5/22/2012 11:38:00 PM)

    Brilliant description of a minds effect on a face! , thanks (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 352 Points Captain Cur (5/22/2012 7:01:00 PM)

    Aye! The unfree will in which the unconscious lie.
    Artfully articulated with logic and chemical train! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,691 Points Valerie Dohren (5/22/2012 4:46:00 AM)

    Excellent write Diane. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,720 Points Neela Nath (5/21/2012 11:03:00 PM)

    Well-crafted.I enjoyed reading the dissection of Will.Stupendous indded! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,431 Points Ramesh Rai (5/21/2012 10:59:00 PM)

    WILL, most essential part of human life. Will constitutes an 'I'. great write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jay Mandeville (5/21/2012 10:57:00 PM)

    Your blend of science and elegant classical verse sends me dreaming back to Darwin - Erasmus, that is, not Charles! Your style is much less flowery, mythological, and psychedelically anthropomorphic than that of his Loves of the Plants (appropriately so) , but a similar impulse of yours to rhapsodise about natural processes based on the precise, factual observations of hard science concerning the electrochemical bases of human consciousness, persuades this unfree will that constitutes ME to place you alluringly in the same neighbourhood with Charles's redoubtable Grandpa! Poesy recapitulates natural philosophy! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 22, 2012


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