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Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a passion reading and writing poems.

  September 2021     13 hours ago

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Tao in Expression

Tao in expression
As “The Way”
Overwhelms human...

by Karl Constantine FOLKES

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The Substrate of Subjective Human Consciousness

A Claim: It is proposed that the entire cosmos as phenomena is suffused with emotional ‘awareness’ or consciousness; emerging initially as ‘Big Bang’ light out of primeval darkness; that is, revealing the dynamic elements of a process model of...

by Karl Constantine FOLKES

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The Illusory Nature of the Inner World

SELF at rest.

Leaving busy thoughts behind.

Entering a space where consciousness is not desired.

Experiencing an exoplanet inner world of newfound possibilities.

Programmed enigmatically by the archetypal collective...

by Karl Constantine FOLKES

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The Tao of Wholeness

There can be no way
but The Way of the Tao.
He who knows Tao,
no longer has need to search;
for he has found completion.

Completion unites
the divisions within us;
our opposing parts.
Those are “the ten thousand things”
that distract us...

by Karl Constantine FOLKES

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War Subtracts and Never Adds

The victors own the spoils of war.
The losers are the spoils.
In warfare even when there’s draw.
The human loss the soul recoils.

War subtracts and never adds.
Its aim is never life but death.
It targets lives of fighting lads.
Once...

by Karl Constantine FOLKES

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A limerick that is a puzzle. Clever!

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Cute limerick. Would like to see more of this type of poetry shared with the public.

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Very thoughtful how we employ our frontal lobe of cortical consciousness and, even more revealingly so, our unconscious hindbrain dream state, to express and share our subjective thoughts with other thoughtful minds to elevate us all to even higher states of endorphin consciousness. Thank you. P.S: See my poem, “The Substrate of Subjective Human Consciousness.” 

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Vincent, you’re approaching 86 and I am approaching 89, both of us writing for many years. I like your exploration of the “it” and ITS antecedent (better left unexpressed). If I may dare suggest sir, your it antecedent exploration appears to have a Taoist flavor to it, a theme in a number of my online poems on poetry.com. 

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Sorry, I meant to suggest transforming your poem into a five-stanza rhyming quatrain. Great job!

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I love this one-stanza rhyming poem about a train ride and would enjoy it even more if you were to edit it by transforming it into a four-stanza quatrain. Why don’t you consider doing so? Thank you very much. 

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The Way of Nature is like an un-carved block that needs no polishing.

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Beautiful. You have 26 lines of rhyming poetry that when transformed by editing can become 13 lovely couplets. Please try it. Then your creative efforts at poetry will be even more powerful.

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Good parsimonious use of sentence structure to depict both contrast and emphasis.

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This poem aptly portrays the daunting dystopia demeanor of a defeated debutante disgraced, deliberating decadence.

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I invite you to check out my poetic contributions on poetry.com

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The adverse conjunctive ‘adverbial ‘but’ serving post-positionally to engender reflection not to cloud the billowy mind …but — to elevate it celestially.

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Amen!

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Love the metaphors. Seeds need fertile soil. Love needs constant nourishment. Caretakers need to provide these. All benefit from this harvesting.

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Who are we to say where Thought or Mind is universally housed?

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