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Opening Pandora’s Treasure Box



I see myself as a metaphysical poet, most of my poems engaging the inquisitive reader, unhindered by any fear of inquisition, to look beyond the veil of extroversion, and to dare to peek into Pandora’s Box, into Pandora’s Golden Treasure, and thereby to probe, perhaps with trepidation, into the dark nether world of introversion, and in that outrageous audacity of opening and peeking, to bring fresh healing light into an outer world of ego self, bereft of insight, bereft of inner sight.

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This poem emerged from a moment of reflection, a moment of wondering who should be attributed authorship of any creative work, whether the writer holding the quill, or the mind of the holder of the quill, energizing the hand to write, or perhaps somewhere else, remotely distanced from the mind, yet even more closely intimate with the mind, yet escaping the persuasion of rational thought.

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Written on November 10, 2021

Submitted by karlcfolkes on November 10, 2021

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Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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