verses in various meters about sundry themes.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Philosophical Verses # 4

Harvey Natalis, of Nedellec, defended the doctrine,
Harvey would write in response to opponents of Thomistic teaching.
Busy was he as the general of the Dominican Order.
But what they called the doctrine of Thomas was more Aristotle,
properly dressed to fit the Creed professed by all Christians.
Failing to distinguish between the fact of existence
then, and the whatness and essence, that dictionaries expound on.
Real existence cannot be swept away all that lightly.

* * *


How to pronounce? Ha-tá-no Shei-í-chi? That is a question.
So I guess that’ll do, Hatano Sheiichi of Japan.
Mister Hatano received the Christian baptismal anointing.
Mister Sheiichi taught philosophy of the religions,
téaching ín Kyóto únivérsity courses.
Mister Hatano Sheiichi thought that experience argued
with greater strength that did reason in questions concerning if God was.
Turning toward God, then feeling His absolute holiness higher,
then at the third stage, standing directly, person-to-person.
Here we can feel the passing of time, and the time of our culture,
but in the end is time that’s eternal, the time of agape.

* * *

Losing your mind can prolong your life and untie all your tangles.
Hatha yoga can slow your combustion down to a simmer.
Subject and object will disappear in the stream of awareness.
Strange are the postures and strange are the gestures to straighten your eyeballs.
All your desires will flee from you, but again, so will selfhood.

* * *

Terror mighty be red, might be white, broken eggs make an omelet for breakfast;
Arnold Hauser worked for the Reds and fled with the others.
The Whole nasty business with Bela Kun, the bolshevik Magyar
is Best swept under the rug and flushed like a drug down the drain-pipe.
Arnold Hauser returned before he died to his homeland,
held once again by the Reds, died in Budapest, honored by comrades.
Most of his life he enjoyed the liberty he would deny to opponents
England provided his citizens papers, he freely lectured and published.
Social movements, he says, are the key to the work of the artist.
Like the smile of the Mona could all be explained by the currency rising.
Still, he would say, true artists rise above their conditions.
Queen of the sciences now sociology, making a rational order.
Never trust sociologists’s talk, for they have an agenda.

* * *

Manners make the man, and Hayashi Razan was mannered,
neo-Confucian, observing minutely good manners in all things.
He liked a will of iron and believed in seeking perfection.
Shinto he accepted. Christianity never.

* * *

Friedrich Alexander von Hayek defended the cosmos.
That’s what he called an order where multiple agents are active,
people who pool their knowledge and seek what they need by their wisdom.
Makers of wisdom can spoil the game with too many rules,
hair-splitting regulations deprive us of our own volition.
Taxes, protections, insurance, all nibble away at our freedom,
all in the name of a rational order of bureaucrat tyrants.

* * *

Paul Hazard returned to France despite the Nazis.
Why he returned to France from America in those conditions
must remain a question, but he was a patriot loyal
to the land he loved, and supported resistance fighters.
After the plagues the times were changing, an epoch of crisis,
European Consciousness shifted radically sideways.
It started with the Comet Great of sixteen and eighty,
Like the Renaissance, different though, and void of all joy.
Descartes had died and the wax was melting unwatched in the fire.
Dogmas were dull, and for the dull. The clever had reason,
dear Queen Reason, darkness called light, followed by blind men.
Every idea can flip on its back and emerge in new garments.
Victory can be defeat, and some defeats lead to glory.
Liberty, all such slogans, may have come from the rebels,
rebels who skinned their foes and guillotined their own rulers,
yet when the dust has settled, something true yet remains.

* * *

Hé Yàn was old and handed the palm to Wang Bi his junior.
This was outstanding in China, because old men received honor.
Hé Yàn was all for following nature, impulsively honest.
Others accused him of spreading the drinking of liquor and smoking
sweet bitter sap of the poppy, in union with nature,
and perhaps they were right, but Hé Yàn the poet drew verses,
in the style he helped create, fengliu, wind and the rivers.

* * *

Hedonists must have beads to tally up all of their pleasures.
Maybe they make little notches, lest they forget to remember,
how to forget how the thought of the future can mess with the present.

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28 comments:

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說「吃虧就是便宜的人」,多半不是吃虧的人。 ............................................................

sdas said...

失去金錢的人,失去很多;失去朋友的人,失去更多;失去信心的人,失去所有。.........................

劉淑芬 said...

愛情是一種發明,需要不斷改良。只是,這種發明和其他發明不一樣,它沒有專利權,隨時會被人搶走。..................................................................

銘木 said...

良言一句三冬暖,惡語傷人六月寒。....................................................................

美方 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

戴昀德 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

俊賢 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................

懿綺懿綺 said...

新的一天 祝你有所成長~~ ..................................................................

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No one knows the weight of anothers burden. ............................................................

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朋友是一面鏡子............................................................

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建依萍彰 said...

It is easier to get than to keep it.......................................................................

孟湖聿軒 said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。.................................................................

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道歉是人類一定必要的禮節..................................................

偉曹琬 said...

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hyoomik said...

I used Google translate to try and understand. This is what I got.
1. When a human heart can hold different conflicting things, that people will start to become valuable.
2. Scripture completed moiety problem solving problem 就等 認清 於已.
3. I joined in the fun of the ~ ~ ^ ^ Oh, to be safe and happy
4.That "a disadvantage that is cheap people ", people who suffer most are not.
5. He who loses money, loses much; loss of a friend, loses more; loses faith, loses all.
6. Love is an invention that needs constant improvement. But, this not the same invention and other inventions, it is not patent, would be snatched away at any time.
7. Remarks to three warm in winter, cold in June wounding verbal abuse.
8. Maturity is the ability to adapt to life blurred. 9. When a human heart can hold different conflicting things, that people will start to become valuable.
10. Have two one tongue, in order to observe the times the reason to speak.
11. I wish you a new day has grown ~ ~
12. Response to the article is the mood ~ ~ I wish you every day, people are happy to write a good article Oh !!
13. ~ heart to see you, love, care in, happiness will multiply endless ^^
14. Today is a good weather ~ I wish you a happy ~^^
15. Think twice before all things, too fast will slip.
16. No one knows the weight of anothers burden.
17. Potbellied, a number of things but human, filled with joy, laughter to open the world past and present troubles.
18. A friend is a mirror
19. A person's value, should look at what he contributed, rather than what he has achieved
20. It is easier to get than to keep it
21. Love is not a charity, not charity.
22. Apology is necessary for human beings a certain etiquette
23. People should be through the perfect childhood education, to establish a good habit.
24. Thank you delicious Chicken Soup
25. Share your good .. thank you
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