Treasure Island

Aufie Zophy

(18 October 1964)

Words


Words point at the Truth
Just as you can point
With your finger to the moon

But just as your finger
IS not the moon
Words ARE not the Truth

And just as we can see the moon
Without your finger
It is possible to see the Truth
Without words

It's good to be guided by the words
To find the Truth
But without silence
Without reflection
Without connection to your soul
Any word will be in vain.

The words are there for us,
Let us see them with our soul.

(inspired by a Zen Story)

Submitted: Thursday, June 17, 2010
Edited: Friday, June 24, 2011

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  • Walterrean Salley (3/8/2011 6:52:00 PM)

    words are just words. They can be either negative or positiveare; they are not absolute. Truth is truth. 'Truth' is absolute. (Report) Reply

  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (10/24/2010 10:36:00 AM)

    ‘It is possible to see the Truth/Without words’ ~ ‘Sabdam Bhraman’ – Veda [Arche Euphony Amen OM &c] finally you’ve concluded, ‘Let us see them with our soul.’ Sure Soul Realization is Truth …nice but convoluted poem needs careful reading… thanks for sharing Hon’ble Poet Aufie
    Regards
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
    10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Jenny Gordon (9/4/2010 9:39:00 PM)

    However, what about this.......
    Jn 1: 1-5,14 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    The same was in the beginning with God.
    All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
    In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
    And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.....
    And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.'

    I Pet 1: 23-25 'Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
    For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
    But the Word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the Word which by the gospel is preached unto you.'

    Rom 10: 17 'So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.'

    Heb 4: 12-13 'For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
    Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do.'

    Mt 12: 31-37 'Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
    And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
    Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
    O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
    A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
    But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
    For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.'

    Ecc 5: 1-7 'Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
    Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
    For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.
    When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.
    Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
    Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?
    For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.'

    Prov 10: 19-21 'In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
    The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
    The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.'
    Prov 15: 23 'A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! '

    Hence, contrarywise, words, our words, and the Word of God are extremely important.
    Ps 33: 6 'By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.'
    Jer 15: 16 'Thy Words were found, and I did eat them; and Thy Word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by Thy name, O Lord God of hosts.'

    Whereas the sixth line says words are not truth, God Word says...
    Jn 17: 17 'Sanctify them through thy truth: Thy Word is truth.'

    Well, alot of words, but the majority are the Word of God, Which is able to save our souls...
    Jas 1: 22-25 'Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted Word, Which is able to save your souls.
    But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
    For if any be a hearer of the Word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
    For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
    But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.' (Report) Reply

  • Riekairu Calo (8/25/2010 8:26:00 AM)

    the poem can really.....convince the
    reader, , , , , ,
    and that is important
    nice work (Report) Reply

  • Colin J... (7/23/2010 6:47:00 AM)

    The words are there for us,
    Let us see them with our soul.

    Beautiful...
    Colin J... (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (7/3/2010 9:18:00 PM)

    The words are there for us,
    Let us see them with our soul..... it is soul searching question... words are to be honest then only it has got meaning....10

    nicely worded poem.... (Report) Reply

  • Maria Shipka (6/24/2010 1:35:00 PM)

    Another kind of thought about 'WORDS'...I also did one :)
    But of course a ZEN philosophy is felt in it!
    Thank you much for this view :) (Report) Reply

  • Faeo Lyre Clive (6/22/2010 11:59:00 PM)

    This is a pun of 'words' gathered and surmised with the moon intil the truth from a literal tone.
    Good you! (Report) Reply

  • Malaya Roses (6/20/2010 7:36:00 AM)

    Words shoudn't be taken seriously unless it is accompanied with truth, honor and honesty. (we can't easily find in this modern time) . Reading the poem with soul shall redirect reader to be more down to earth and become more human.
    Wish the reader will reach the point that words actually the real reflection of faith in humanity inside and soul will reach ultimate peace by words which come with sincerity.
    excellent! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Sreekala Sukumaran (6/20/2010 4:28:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem and the power of word is great... truth and words can seek every thing with soul...lovely write..enjoyed reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Denise Bekker ~* The Sound *~ (6/18/2010 12:55:00 PM)

    The power of the word., To find truth..the word has to be believed. To connect to the soul... needs to be watered with faith. Very well written, friend! ; D (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (6/18/2010 8:24:00 AM)

    HAI MY FRIEND;
    This is a very nice piece.


    It's good to be guided by the words
    To find the Truth
    But without silence
    Without reflection
    Without connection to your soul
    Any word will be in vain.

    truth and words................ seek everything with your soul. you are a philosopher in this poem thank yu dear. (Report) Reply

  • Onelia Avelar (6/18/2010 1:45:00 AM)

    ...words without silence are in vain... Wonderful...just as you can point with your finger to the moon... you can point with your words to the souls. Good work, Hans! (Report) Reply

  • Amrit Rathi (6/17/2010 10:05:00 AM)

    Wonderful but powerful brief poem-words point to truth but are not truth as without silence, reflection we cannot see the whole truth. True. You summed up in your words and soul the truth so succinctly so beautifully.Vote 10+ Thanks for inviting. (Report) Reply

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