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Sun 25th Aug 2019 17:08

I'll just put my thoughts here rather than answer individual comments folks as it all gets a bit messy and departmentalised.

I wasn't presuming that planets are conscious, that would be bizarre, although within poetry it could be supposed, but only as an idea without foundation. Irrespective of your beliefs in the origins of the universe, the planets are an example of beauty in symmetry and I obscurely believe that their psychic energies (again unproveable) do impact on life here. Or should I say our psychic energies relate to the planets .
I don't think as a race we are in general terms aware enough of any life giving energies, but are mainly concerned with plundering the earth for our own betterment. Civilization as we like to call it is mired in adversity and so far only religion has deviously tried to find an answer.
I don't think we do know our place, which is basically inherited from circumstance and habit. If we did we might inner peace.

I'll get my coat. Thanks so much for all your thoughts and interest, for such a short theme!


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Don Matthews

Sun 25th Aug 2019 04:35

Interesting MC. I have a draft piece on that very theme you raise.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 25th Aug 2019 02:42

Notwithstanding the application of knowledge to planets, It can be argued with some force that human beings don't know their place
because, as a species, they are designed to ceaselessly strive
towards the unknown beyond, and perhaps the reason why might
be revealed in some other yet to be experienced form of existence.
I wonder - are we merely ants in some greater sphere of creation?

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Don Matthews

Sat 24th Aug 2019 23:51

No Devon, you are not correct. It is not an impossibility. I do it all the time. I continually step outside myself, look at my mind and shake my head. How did I get landed with this silly? Funny, but my mind seems to mirror my actions. What's that all about?

So no, Devon, impossibilities are indeed possible.

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Don Matthews

Sat 24th Aug 2019 23:41

I'm searching for deep 'nifigance
In the upper case
The one that's in my attic
But can't find nuffing?....

Oh?.... I'm looking in the wrong case?

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Brian Maryon

Sat 24th Aug 2019 17:39

The use of upper case is significant I'm sure. Other than that it could be utter twaddle a la moi!

Devon Brock

Sat 24th Aug 2019 17:13

Now that can o' worms I leave to Ray.

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Graham Sherwood

Sat 24th Aug 2019 16:26

No I mean how do we know they know?

Devon Brock

Sat 24th Aug 2019 16:19

No, Graham, Ray is correct. We can never know precisely. We can hypothesize our purpose (or lack of). Doing so would require that we step away and observe ourselves impartially from outside ourselves, which is an impossibility. So all theories of being and purpose are essentially flawed at the outset.


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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 24th Aug 2019 16:08

Brilliant Economy of Words Here Ray With Such A Vast Message and I must admit to regularly consulting my ephemeris!

Thanks for your feedback on my recent poems.

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Graham Sherwood

Sat 24th Aug 2019 16:03

But how do you know?

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