The Metaphor of Life



Some long — and some short.
Our destiny in the stars.
Life is but a dream!

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“Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” So says this famous nursery rhyme, written as if it were a mime, full of gesture, movement, action; a pantomime with much attraction. It is a metaphor of life, full of wonder — and some strife.

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Written on December 30, 2021

Submitted by karlcfolkes on December 30, 2021

Modified on April 14, 2023

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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 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes of Analytical Psychology. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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  • Soulwriter
    It's certainly over in the blink of an eye...
    LikeReply2 years ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    You are definitely dreaming on this one !
    LikeReply2 years ago

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