The Poem Of Your Life

Posted by Phillip Gordon on Wednesday, February 10, 2010
A well-written poem uses words sparsely, paints an idea and invokes a feeling and mood often employing two words alone.  Line after line the verse describes something that prose or dialogue is not able to capture.  The relationship between words, not always obvious, imagines for us a world that transports the soul.  Change the position of a single word and the poem takes on a different life.  It is not only the arrangement that expresses meaning, the choice of one word over another, though they could mean the same thing, contributes to a precise course.  Poetry does not complain about semantics, it embraces the nuance and subtlety.

If you are choosing to live your life as a creative act, as your work of art, the subtle choices you make, the arrangement of your life, consideration of detail are all contributing in ways that you may not comprehend until the final form is found.  The language of soul is not brash or blatant, it speaks with imagination, it expresses with a fine shade of purpose.  To place the realm of soul in the external alone will leave you wanting.  Soul demands an awareness of tone, of colour, it asks for your attention outside of worldly demands. 

Poetry takes time to pen, from the initial idea that springs from the deep, through listening, editing, shifting this line with that, until on the page, or from the mouth springs a delicate balance to express a complexity.  This life we live is complex, filled with contradictions and paradox.  No matter how well we define it, life itself will have a say for reasons that only consideration will reveal.  And even then we may just miss the entire impact.  Writing poetry is an active process; one has to apply oneself to the task.  So too this life we are in, requires action, understanding, experimenting to find the true course for each and every moment. 

There are many tools that have been discovered to live a full and rich life.  This knowledge is passed on through generations in different forms.  Stories, personal development technologies, religious books, scientific tomes, mystic teachings, yet without an appreciation of application, without experimenting for yourself, they will all remain words on a page.  We must embrace each idea that rings for us, and act upon it, discovering for ourselves the subtlety in our own lives.  We must write our own poem. 


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Phillip C Gordon I am an Alchemist, falling into the fires of transformation over and over as I realise the gold that I am. I choose to serve all humanity to that end, to raise the consciousness of humanity, one by one if that be the case. I am a writer, a speaker, an actor and fool.

The Poem Of Your Life

Posted by Phillip Gordon on Wednesday, February 10, 2010
A well-written poem uses words sparsely, paints an idea and invokes a feeling and mood often employing two words alone.  Line after line the verse describes something that prose or dialogue is not able to capture.  The relationship between words, not always obvious, imagines for us a world that transports the soul.  Change the position of a single word and the poem takes on a different life.  It is not only the arrangement that expresses meaning, the choice of one word over another, though they could mean the same thing, contributes to a precise course.  Poetry does not complain about semantics, it embraces the nuance and subtlety.

If you are choosing to live your life as a creative act, as your work of art, the subtle choices you make, the arrangement of your life, consideration of detail are all contributing in ways that you may not comprehend until the final form is found.  The language of soul is not brash or blatant, it speaks with imagination, it expresses with a fine shade of purpose.  To place the realm of soul in the external alone will leave you wanting.  Soul demands an awareness of tone, of colour, it asks for your attention outside of worldly demands. 

Poetry takes time to pen, from the initial idea that springs from the deep, through listening, editing, shifting this line with that, until on the page, or from the mouth springs a delicate balance to express a complexity.  This life we live is complex, filled with contradictions and paradox.  No matter how well we define it, life itself will have a say for reasons that only consideration will reveal.  And even then we may just miss the entire impact.  Writing poetry is an active process; one has to apply oneself to the task.  So too this life we are in, requires action, understanding, experimenting to find the true course for each and every moment. 

There are many tools that have been discovered to live a full and rich life.  This knowledge is passed on through generations in different forms.  Stories, personal development technologies, religious books, scientific tomes, mystic teachings, yet without an appreciation of application, without experimenting for yourself, they will all remain words on a page.  We must embrace each idea that rings for us, and act upon it, discovering for ourselves the subtlety in our own lives.  We must write our own poem. 


Tags: "personal development" soul heart mystic creating 
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