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Tiresias the blind seer
by Tarek Ali Hassan

Sunday, August 31, 2003

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what is vision's weight
what awful price?

Tiresias the blind Seer

Tomorrow more to see and wonder

Dotted visions fill the blind man’s heart and sing

We are but weightless shadows

Turned into granite coffins

crushing weights of make-believe stones carved with incredible complexity

petrified forests from the deep past rule illegitimately

Tomorrow more to see and cry

the fire of knowledge
burns the seer
pursued by darkness
entangled in the forest
hampered by custom, jealousy and make-believe


more to see

more to fear tomorrow

and cry

but why?

what is vision's weight?
what awful price?

t'is in the eyes that see
the tortured gaze

repentant hearts

seething...for see


copyright2003Tarek Hassan

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Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 9/1/2003
Wow, this is some bold, powerful and deep work Tarek! Excellant piece!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/1/2003
Brilliant write Tarak! In scripture it says that worldly knowledge without wisdom is wasted.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 8/31/2003
I Salute the Author of

"Tiresias the blind seer".

I read this poem from which I have learned important matters of existing, while living.

It is a thought's developer WRITING.

Happy Healthy Day!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 8/31/2003
Reviewed by nevine Al Seidi (Reader) 8/31/2003
This is bold! Are you saying that knowledge is the source of blindness - ignorance? In Greek mythology, Tiresias is a blind prophet. His myth as follows:

The most famous account of the origin of his blindness and his prophetic talent is as follows. When Tiresias was walking in the woods one day, he came upon two great serpents copulating; he struck them with his staff, and was thereupon transformed into a woman. Seven years later, she/he passed by the same place and came upon the same two serpents copulating; she/he struck them again with the staff and was turned back into a man. Some time later, Zeus and Hera were arguing over who had more pleasure in sex, the man or the woman: Zeus said it was the woman, while Hera claimed men got more pleasure from the act. To settle the argument, they consulted Tiresias, since he had experienced life as both sexes, and Tiresias sided with Zeus. In her anger, Hera struck Tiresias blind. Since Zeus could not undo the act of another deity, he gave Tiresias the gift of prophecy in compensation.

"what is vision's weight
what awful price?"

"Vision" in the first line is a pun; it is 'sight' as well as 'prophecy'. One of the examples where two lines make a great poem; study them carefully!

A terrifying and trying piece for me!

Nevine Al Seidi

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