Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 51,060 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Disturbance - Poem by Douglas Scotney

Before the beginning of philosophy
lines absorbed disturbance through their length.

Along came a short line.

Last in line was disturbed:
'Does disturbance,
can mine,
make a line;
if I find
what has shortened,
can I lengthen mine? '


Comments about Disturbance by Douglas Scotney

  • (7/5/2013 5:37:00 PM)


    Be it the line we take, a line of words, words as a taut and stretched distance between 2 points, a third point is disturbance to 2 points. The potential of the 3rd point to be enacted or altered shows a force in that disturbance ipso facto and by the laws of thermal dynamic a disturbance in the force. A disturbance it is and a line of diminished length, but increased or concentrated magnitude. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/5/2013 3:54:00 PM)


    Where do we draw the line? 50lbs. Will lengthen one though.6 (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (7/3/2013 9:10:00 PM)


    disturbance is not here to disturb me rather it is here to help me to coordinate me in all my works, thanks, good write, thought provoking. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 23, 2013


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