Asher Proschansky

Truth - Poem by Asher Proschansky

truth is the pearl
with surface sometimes dull
not easily found
a fake often sold
but seamless it is smooth
a piece of space and matter
concentrically transformed
until a fixed fractal
reached and no more debate
will the pearl deform
the pearl is found in wonder,
the pearl is found in love,
the pearl is found by not
accepting a fake
nor treating other seekers
with scorn.
To find the pearl
you may go hungry
or go to sleep confused
angst you will suffer
but the pearls once found
will become a self
similar strand
interwoven in your soul

Topic(s) of this poem: truth

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I read the mathematical text "Fractals Everywhere" by Michael F. Barnsley for the notion of an iterative process which transforms a geometric figure successively to a fixed fractal limit. It seemed to me that both the truth and a pearl are formed by iterative processes.
The truth seemed to be derived by an iterative process including debate, wonder, love, appreciation for other seekers and so forth. The pearl by an iterative process involving concentric circles.

Comments about Truth by Asher Proschansky

  • Drtony Brahmin (5/5/2018 3:05:00 PM)

    the pearl is found in wonder,
    the pearl is found in love,
    the pearl is found by not
    accepting a fake.......Truth is in the soul interwoven once found....... it is so true. finding it is difficult . but when once found and accepted can never leave it........ thank u for your conviction. you write with conviction my dear poet. i am influenced by you.. tony

    (5/5/2018 3:40:00 PM)

    Thank you Dr. tony Brahmin. You really take the time to understand the poetry of others. This is a trait I hope to emulate by reading and appreciating the poems of the many others on PH and writing more comments.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 5, 2018

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