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The Philosopher

Rating: 5.0
Others may hack and saw,
He troubled the root
With a question mark.
Written in June 1974 when staying in Hong Kong. I like epigrams (some from old Greek, in English translation) , Haikus (Japan) , Kural (Tamil) , Sanskrit 2-line verses.
Richard Wlodarski 01 August 2017
Initially, I laughed. But then I became very philosophical?
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Spock The Vegan 20 December 2015
This made me laugh. I voted it a 10. TFS
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A. Madhavan 20 December 2015
Dear Poet Spock, Vegan or Earth-bound, This morning I read your appreciative comment on my old four-line poem about the Philosopher. Your perceptive reading makes me ready to face the New Year with Elan Vital, I read your poem on the Big Bang and Space-Time, etc., but am not much the wiser, as you expected in your refrain about failure to understand science.. not much the wiser. Consolation that you do not mind if I cannot understand such rarefied theories. I like your rumination and wish you could browse a few of my ruminations in verse. I rate your expertise in technology and your inquiring mind highly, being myself deficient in using even a cell-phone, which is also a camera or 'Selfie' in current parlance. AM
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Edward Kofi Louis 13 December 2015
Nice work with the muse of the philosopher. Thanks for sharing.
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Roseann Shawiak 11 August 2015
Love this one! It appeals to my sense of curiosity! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn
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