We Are Children of the Sun

Karl Constantine FOLKES 1935 (Portland)



Solar phallic force
Penetrating Mother Earth
Impregnating her
Of which we are her children
Her Collective Consciousness.

Solar phallic force
Genetically grounded
In human psyche
As our true heredity
Our Collective Unconscious.

Sun as phallic force
Animating all our moods
Softened by the Moon
Provided to give  balance
With synchronistic movement.

Sun as phallic force
With Moon her companion
Offering balance
With a divine “psychoid” as …
A metaphysical realm.

Solar phallic force
Dynamically composed
With intra-psychic factors
To maintain  balance
As Divine Intervention.

Solar phallic force
As Divine Intervention
Offering us reflection
Of our self-identity
As psychological beings.

Solar phallic force
Implanted in our psyche
To animate us …
Humanity — her children
In her celestial sphere.

Solar phallic force
We are children of the Sun
All humanity
Prostrate, and under the Sun
Forever orbiting you.

About this poem

This extended five-stanza Tanka poem entitled “We are Children of the Sun,” is written to suggest that while we reside in a physical material world, “under the Sun,” we are eternally and lovingly guided by a metaphysical, divine “psychoid” force, the Holy Spirit and true Father of Humanity, above and beyond the shining brilliance of the Sun (perceived psychologically as the hypothesized Jungian “psychoid” realm), beyond human perception, human comprehension, and human collective consciousness. We reside under the Sun that itself resides under the Grace and dispensation of the Holy Spirit. 

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Written on June 18, 2022

Submitted by karlcfolkes on June 18, 2022

Modified by karlcfolkes on June 19, 2022

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Axxbc Axddc Axxex Abexx AxxeB ABbdx Adcbx Abdbx
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 936
Words 161
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 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s ‘Liebe Mili’ (translated into English as “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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