Lee Crowell

Six Point Seven

six point seven billion illusionists
today on this globe
seeking consensus
of the senses

declaring the colors reflected
by the eye
to the brain
are actually on the canvas
and the illusion of art continues

sifting vibrations through ear canals
mimicking back out the nice ones
to deliver a wondrous sound
and the illusion of music resonates

labeling objects
by creating words
creating categories
by building language
and the illusion of literature swirls in the air
while the illusion of science
arranges the pieces on the ground

six point seven,
growing
no major train wreck in sight
such is the consensus of the illusory senses tonight

Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2009
Poem Edited: Friday, May 8, 2009

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  • William Jackson (5/2/2009 10:39:00 PM)

    6.7 billion illusionists all projecting the illusion that all is well as we stripmine the earth to feed our thirst for more of the same immediate gratification and turn the oceans into our toilet. Your poem is quite profound; it will require more than one reading to grasp its meaning. It did prompt me to contemplate that as a species man has been a bit too successful to the detriment of everything, I realize that my thoughts above are not the meaning of your poem, but good poems always stimulate the mind to think and spin off in new directions. Of course, I do believe the absolute meaning of a poem, or prose text for that matter, is important. It does matter. Thus far, I have leaped with the thoughts your poem inspired by setting my mind in motion. I will be adding your poem to my favorites to contemplate further in order to strictly analyze the text rather than continue to bring my meaning to the poem. Thanks. Fine write.

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  • Sebastine HumaemoSebastine Humaemo (3/31/2009 8:59:00 AM)

    plsnt write.............beautiful, words dancing n merry........10+++ sebastine

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  • Egi David Perdana (3/28/2009 7:30:00 AM)

    wonder! ! ! beautiful poem love it

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  • Ted Sheridan (3/23/2009 8:51:00 PM)

    Again, another one I really enjoyed.

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  • Sadiqullah KhanSadiqullah Khan (3/13/2009 5:26:00 AM)

    This is a strange faculty of mind with human beings, very strange.10

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  • Bassam Harby (3/12/2009 5:08:00 PM)

    ok
    I read it at least 7 times..

    in the beginning you said there are (6.7 billions) of illusionists
    that are seeking of senses
    *the number indicates the whole population
    so, you and me are included and we are illusionists…so why are we?
    .....
    you talked about the eyes...(sight)
    then you ended by' illusion of art'
    so we are sharing this point
    then, you mentioned the ear and how it works by a wonderful words(the hearing)
    then you ended by
    the illusion of music,
    and this is also we share
    'labeling objects by creating words' this part was so creative
    ..
    and there is a point here that I didn't get ' the illusion of literature swirls in the air
    while the illusion of science
    arranges the pieces on the ground'

    in my point of view, as a student who study science, I think my illusion swirls in the air...
    ...it is illusion anyway! ! .





    ...So I think you didn't mention the other senses( taste, touch, smell) am I right! ! ?



    I'm just a beginner who don't know anything

    so' I would ask you to clarify this awesome poem to me

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  • Naseer Ahmed NasirNaseer Ahmed Nasir (3/11/2009 8:19:00 AM)

    Whatever the idea is, It's a wonderful poem. Art, music, literature.....the creational beings are always illusionary.

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  • Chelsi Ruffing (3/11/2009 1:27:00 AM)

    I must say astonishing work! I love how everything flows together, although I had to read it twice to understand it. It's amazing work.

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  • Angelica Ortiz (3/9/2009 10:04:00 PM)

    this is astonishing! ! ! this is now my ultimate favorite poetry. It's the philosphy that hits right to the point whether you understand it or not. Those who know it applies to them. amazing job! i give u a round of applause.

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  • Myrtle ThomasMyrtle Thomas (3/9/2009 9:01:00 PM)

    Beautiful in words but I guess over my head I couldn't grasp what you were talking about.I'm not that smart when it comes to philosophy

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  • Darkness J (3/9/2009 4:11:00 PM)

    I found it a little bit philosophic, I could barly grasp it honestly.

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  • Saxyn Schaffer (3/9/2009 1:48:00 PM)

    i get this poem my friend. it makes total sence.

    xxsaxynxx
    10+

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  • Linda WinchellLinda Winchell (3/9/2009 10:06:00 AM)

    I understand what you are saying, but, Six Point Seven? ' Can't grasp that one. But you go with your bad self and write what you feel. You got twenty hits, so I guess someone liked it!

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  • C.R. ClarkC.R. Clark (3/9/2009 8:33:00 AM)

    I do like this poem, Lee. It may be a bit 'deep' for me to grasp completely. I agree that art or music is an illusion, at least to the point that it is understood by the viewer or listener. What is art to one is just a smattering of paint on canvas, to another. Most music that my grandkids listen to today doesn't sound like music at all to me, just loud, irritating noise, but they think it's wonderful. So, who is right?
    Very thought provoking write my friend. Best wishes
    Richard

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  • Martine Kolber (3/9/2009 7:05:00 AM)

    Truly like this one! Thanks for sharing! Take care, Martine

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  • Jennylyn Valmorida (3/9/2009 6:45:00 AM)

    the meaning of the poem is true... but it takes time to imagine what illusion should be in proper … you used deep words and is hard to catch up …. But its good and very interesting to read again and again …. Keep writing! ! ! regards

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  • Joseph Poewhit (3/9/2009 5:02:00 AM)

    People place referance to things, on reality, in their domains, up to life.

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  • premji premjipremji premji (3/9/2009 4:17:00 AM)

    some day this six point seven will multiply to twenty point six. then the nature will cause deadly actions...

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  • Sue S.Sue S. (3/9/2009 4:07:00 AM)

    I think the poem could be interpreted one of two ways. Either we are all lemmings, slowly edging towards disaster on this planet - or things aren't actually as disastrous as the media constantly makes out. At least - that was my interpretation. I thought it was an excelletn, thought provoking poem!

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  • Suzan Gumush (3/9/2009 3:49:00 AM)

    Simple! ....Life is an illusion. Those colours and mimicking words along with all that is material is of our own making. Excellent verse. Best wishes Suzan Gumush

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