Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Knowing

POEM
_

Knowing
Is
One thing
-
Being
Another
-
Distraction
The
Reality
-
Illusion
It's
Brother

_

Egal Bohen

9 comments:

Mel said...

Boy. I've put emphasis in just about every place I could to change the meaning of this poem at least a half a dozen times.

I can't decide which one I'm gonna go with.....

Oh, for punctuation! LOLOL

Egal Bohen said...

Mel,

Knowing
Being
Distraction
Illusion

are 4 - how do you get 6!!

This is interesting - Tell me what you see - please!

Egal..

Egal Bohen said...

Mel,

I think I have seen the problem - and remedied it - is it any better?

You see its because I write these things to myself - I know what they mean despite punctuation.

I must think more of others - thak you for drawing it to my attention!!

Egal..

Mel said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Well that changed the context of what *I* read.



Though yaknow....I was kinda liking the messy thought process when I had it reading:

Knowing is one thing being another.
Distraction, the reality.
Illusion, it's brother.

Yeah, yeah..I'm kinda weird...LOL

Egal Bohen said...

Thats the fun of poetry isn't it!
Egal..

I, like the view said...

I love this one. . .

what did it look like before tho? now I'm curious!

Mel said...

Yep.

But I do like where yours are separated into thoughts.
Knowing IS one thing--'being', another.

Egal Bohen said...

hello i,ltv,

How are you?

It was the same but different -the words were arranged without thought leaving them open to confusing misinterpretation (That seems an awfully long word!)

Fortunately Mel pointed this out to me (very politely of course)

Egal..

Mel,

Thanks - the more I think about it it's what I love about poetry - it can have many different meanings or interpretations (that seems a bit long too - keep thinking I've spelt them wrong)

Egal..

I, like the view said...

still breathing, egal.., still breathing

even smiling occasionally!

I hope you are well and enjoying the sunshine

:-)