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The All is the Singular

Nature is oneness
That governs plurality.
Is how it is referred to.
With respect to all matter.

All space and all time.
Make up all the galaxies.
Together as one.
Contracting and expanding.
Into singularity.

Known otherwise as “Big Bang.”
A presumptive source
Of all physical matter.
The non-physical disclaimed.

The field of science.
Abhors the non-physical.
Calls it objective.
All that which can be measured.
All other is subjective.

Science has limits.
Its limits are its measures.
Of the five senses.
Excluding the dimensions.
That are metaphysical.

Yet these dimensions.
Are not inseparable.
From the physical.
Like yin and yang in nature.
All synchronize together.

O, the irony.
Both matter and non-matter.
Having the same source.
Are singular in nature.
The All is the Singular.

The All is singular.
A Taoist principle.
Oneness governs all.
All matter and non-matter.
That is singularity.

About this poem

Our scientific knowledge being empirical, cannot measure the metaphysical that governs singularity which, ironically, encompasses both the physical and the non-physical.

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Written on May 12, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on May 12, 2022

Modified by karlcfolkes on April 27, 2023

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Scheme xaAxb xxxxa Axcbx xdexe xxxfd fddbb abcbb bdxba
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 933
Words 189
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

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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  • karlcfolkes
    This circular ‘logical’ argument is in the same vein as that of analytical psychology which argues that our collective consciousness, by definition, being only ‘conscious’ cannot ‘know’ the collective unconscious, which is outside of and beyond the scope and realm of our collective consciousness. We may imagine but cannot ‘know’ that which is unknown to us. 
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • vandhana_k
    Yes true.
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • teril
    Really nice! "The non-physical unclaimed" - it's the easiest explanation (albeit a bit too convenient.) A kind of voluntary blindness.
    LikeReply6 months ago


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