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Imagine God without a universe –
a perfect Being with nothing to do.
Although Perfection’s flawless, it’s a curse –
eternally there would be nothing new.

In mindless mindfulness, ceaselessly still,
perchance a spark of inspiration lit
in God’s ineffably imposing will
to form the first dichotomies and split
the whole from part, the either from the or,
the dark from light, the evil from the good,
what was to be from what had come before
and enigmatic from what’s understood.

Reality emerged from the abstract
through this original creative act.



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The quickest way for me to learn something new is to first understand why I'd like to learn it.


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The following comments are for "Genesis Passé "
by Poeteye

Je ne sais pas ce
The title of this poem is a pun on the French for "I don't know what." Of course, the original creative act was probably more fractal than dichotomous.

( Posted by: Poeteye [Member] On: October 23, 2013 )

playing God in Quebec
Currently there is a big schmozzle happening in la belle province [sp] over the display of religious gewgaws which has them in an uproar as opinions differ radically. As one of the ROC [rest of Canada] who are lectured on entrenched Quebec cultural differences including language and other falderal I can't help but think of that kerfuffle when reading this delightful poem. It didn't hurt that you did an en francais word play which I wouldn't have caught without your notation,

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: October 23, 2013 )

God's Seed

Imagine a universe
without any God
Could we then spare the child
without using the rod?

Would peace come to the world,
there'd be no one to blame
for all of the wars
that are fought in his name!

If God's the excuse
for everything good,
then why are his subjects hands
covered in blood?

Though God may bring comfort
when in times of need,
misery and suffering
spring forth from God’ seed!



( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: November 1, 2013 )

Universal Acceptance
Your poem, as usual, got me thinking which is what good poetry should do. This is why my immediate response was to post the comment In rhyme imagining a universe without any God. You are one of the few poets who can take either science or any complex theme and present a poem that inspires one to analyse the meanings and consequences of that which you present. Kudos....

( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: November 2, 2013 )

God and the Universe.
You just keep getting better and better, no matter the subject. For me...you are cmpulsive reading for sure!! Great job James!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: November 7, 2013 )

Pen, Eric & Bea
You guys are the best. I really treasure your encouragement. I'm not sure if actors or writers need more encouragement, bur poets definitely need more than Shakespearean actors.

( Posted by: poeteye [Member] On: February 1, 2014 )

Ivor






That was my brother Ivor on this thread James

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: February 2, 2014 )

Er-or
Sorry, I know the difference. I guess i was thinking "Why didn't Eric comment." Sorry, Ivor.

( Posted by: Poeteye [Member] On: February 2, 2014 )





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