The Intelligence In The Mind.... Poem by Sylvia Frances Chan

The Intelligence In The Mind....

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So many poems about the I.Q. inspired me to write this:
The intelligence in the mind....

This is how the mind of a poet goes
when freedom is by his side,
an intelligence quotient and the like
comes from the intellect of the person
every person has his own intelligence

the statistics need figures
the poets contribute with their puns
differs from close to closer
according to his brain
according to his mind

we can continue
mentioning famous scientists and so on
that does not mean that it itself gets a higher I.Q.
write about wealth
does not mean that it acquires wealth itself

about paradox and paradigms
or about science, wisdom with such enthusiasm
know where to read the poems
you get that audience

you can stay neat and quiet
and the beads continue to string
but never have the necklace finished
or jump out of your skin, suppress your own words
or leave the other satisfied with anger
while taking pills every time
against high blood pressure perhaps

you can jump or shout with all your might
because each person writes his own story
what he thinks he just read in poesie

in this way each poem gets its own loading
countless interpretations of one poem
that's how it is and how it goes with every poem
unless you do it differently
for duty

or count numbers and keep counting
climb up and the hearts keep telling you
how many steps you have taken in poetry

that eternal jammer
needs a hammer
dropped be the hammer
resembles the August clown
an almost crying face all the time

told seriously
we're all getting old
so go to bed early
another day has passed
not hectic,
just very busy

often best to lie in bed
thinking of the morning
duty lies before us, that's how it is
how difficult and easy things are
one must learn to understand each other
and appreciate
having respect does not mean that you have to honour and relate

you have to learn to deal with it
with other opinions
try to appreciate
although you disagree
formulate the words politely

paradox or paradigm
oh oh,i'm stopping now
I have other lectures to do tomorrow

this is now the result
to have read about intelligence quotient
that is always abbreviated
displayed
so often in so many poems

do you still remember,
what am I talking about?

I'm talking about
the intelligence in the mind
and not about
the intelligent mind....

© Sylvia Frances Chan - All Rights Reserved
Monday, November 4,2019
Dutch time at 8.31 a.m.

This is a translation of the poem De Intelligentie In De Geest.... by Sylvia Frances Chan
Monday, November 4, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: poem
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
I'm talking about
the intelligence in the mind
and not about
the intelligent mind....

© Sylvia Frances Chan - All Rights Reserved
Monday, November 4,2019
Dutch time at 8.31 a.m.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 04 November 2019

My dear Poetess Sylvia, so happy to read this poem. You have made it very clear: " I'm talking about the intelligence in the mind and not about the intelligent mind...." The mind, the heart and the intellect are different organs with specific functions. The pattern in which they behave and function is very well analysed in this poem.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 07 November 2019

Thank you so much dear Dr. Geeta. I am happiest to see you visiting me again. Now I have the same PH error as you once had and told me. I know now too good what that means. Such annoying fact to be able to respond all the comments in a very effective way. It takes too long a time

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 04 November 2019

I enjoyed reading the reviews of our Master Poet Kumarmani ji. He has beautifully explained what 'Dil" is. I loved the story of lion and the crow.

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Nabakishore Dash 30 November 2021

Your last stanza is worthy of remembrance.Beautifully defined.

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Varsha M 16 July 2021

Contd...Really explorative piece. Your closing line is the insightful insight. That says intelligence of the mind and intelligent minds are two different things. Good rumbling Sylvia.

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Varsha M 16 July 2021

Intelligence in mind is complex indeed but that keeps going on without stop. Thinking what will happen nexr day while eyes say sleep sleep. How to sleep when intelligence of mind is at Work....contd..

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Dr Antony Theodore 04 August 2020

about paradox and paradigms or about science, wisdom with such enthusiasm know where to read the poems you get that audience.. Intelligence in the mind. a fine theme. tony

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Sylvia Frances Chan 30 September 2020

we also read the books, Dr. Tony and try to make that clearer in our own talks and readings, we are all still learning, by the grace of God we can remember that. Thank you so much for your valuable response, God Bless thee, Dr. Tony

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 04 November 2019

A full score for the 'Intelligence in the mind'.......10 Thank you so much, dear Sylvia, for sharing this poem with us. Remain blessed.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 07 November 2019

Thank you so much for the 10 full score. I feel so flattered.... I do appreciate highest your precious visit on my poem site.. Thank you so much for supporting me constantly. God's Blessings in Abundance. \\\\

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