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Unlimited Possibilities
by Leland Waldrip

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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As poets, we tend to unframe experience, as we should. But underneath our extravaganza of imagination rests a rock solid knowledge that it is still an extravaganza of imagination, and that until we can form stepping stones of reliable experience (scientific knowledge) to under-gird, it remains an extravaganza of imagination, albeit ever so worthy in its loveliness.



Unlimited Possibilities

Universe, rich in combinatorial splendor,

A grandeur of incredible spectacles,
Dimensions blossom, blast of tint and color,
Energy themes riot magnetic tentacles.

Matter flows, ponderously miniscule,

Formed, deformed, textured perpetuities,
Smoothed, angled, each atom and molecule,
Streams discontinuous congruities.

Kaleidoscopic mix spills on humanity,

An inundation of boundless motivations.
Of evolutionary wealth, benefactee,
Of self-help and antecedent innovations.

Images and pattern recognition powers

Are key to deepest universal mysteries.
Twins, interpolation, extrapolation, ours,
Look inside, outside, immaculate masteries.

Man’s able to unframe experience,

Fly over boundaries of obvious,
Yet temper conclusions with sapience,
Wisdom from fact, not the factitious.

Golden memory perpetuation,

Precise logical entity arrangement,
Reason-powered order valuation,
Integrates model of terrene engagement.

Imagination rides with confidence,

Gradation spectrum climbs intuitive height,
Finds stepping stones of cogent evidence,
Builds staged platforms with intellectual might.

Would man, so adorned of marvelous tools,

Accept imposition of answer “supernal?”
Exhortations from atavistic schools,
Ascribing pat answer “divine sempiternal?”

Man possesses non-pareil cognitive cause,

Greets wondrous world, fittest being on earth,
Conscious, he cannot scoff at natural laws,
Assert “supernatural,” in effort dearth,

Meets mystery with resources at hand,

Gauges arrayed possibility resonances,
On broad antecedent shoulders stand,
To express insight — attempt more advances.

And if mystery’s tentacles knot so Gordian,

Just will not yield to the best endeavor,
It means only that “unknown” is its guardian,
‘Til successful quest -- perhaps, forever.

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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 3/16/2004
Very good one also L. you're an inspiration. G
Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader) 3/13/2004
You have a brilliant mind. We can all learn from you.
Reviewed by Marco Landi 3/9/2004
Imagination rides with confidence,
Gradation spectrum climbs intuitive height,
Finds stepping stones of cogent evidence,
Builds staged platforms with intellectual might.

WOW I need mastery of a kind to just mimic a modicum of your talent
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 2/29/2004
As ever, your writing is thought provoking. Causing the reader to think deeply about what he/she is reading. Excellent write Leland
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations 2/20/2004
This masterfully expressed concept, in a poetic form that is, indeed, the image of unlimited possibilities, is now one of my favorites, dear Leland, and certainly a keeper. I believe that we are yet to learn astonishing things about the possibilities of our mind, cognitive and creative dimension, and that imagination, as well as Dream, are powerful tools, with unbound capacities. But there is more... if we only remain open to expansion unlimited.
Thank you, dear friend.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 2/18/2004
Quantum physics, as well as a number of other modern sciences demonstrate that the essential unity underlying all of reality is a fact which can be experimentally verified. Because of the enormous implications in this scientific confirmation of the spiritual, some scientists ardently devote to explaining this theory to as many people as possible in order to help bring about what they feel is a much needed paradigm shift.... because science is now capable of validating mysticism, much that before required a leap of faith can now be empirically proven and, hence, the materialist paradigm which has dominated scientific and philosophical thought for over two hundred years can finally be called into question.

...thankyou for this magnificent write..always a pleasure to visit your den Leland...

Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 2/18/2004
Leland...this one is another great write from solution, I have to save this as well for future n luck....BHUWAN
Reviewed by jude forese 2/17/2004
powerfully insightful poem! your have the heart of a mystic ..
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 2/17/2004
Whew, I had to catch myself and s-l-o-w down to read this. Incredible thoughts here; you are ONE DEEP PUPPY. But I like that about you. ;) One thing kept flying about my cerebrum as I read: Societal Conditioning. This is a real keeper and one I will read again and again. Excellent finale.

Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 2/17/2004
Wonderfully written, Quartains..I am really amazed by the thought process!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/17/2004
Always a beautifully crafted poem from your wondrous pen Leland! I do have one thing to say however;-) All isn't always imagination and conjured up fantasies. some people are blessed with what is a unique ability to see other things that can only come from within , for they are given spirit eyes, to see what non-believers cannot see. Fot it is the spirit that guides them, not some fantasy or imagination. There is a vast difference, between the two. Still, a beautiful write Leland!

Read I Corinthians Chapter two...;-)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/17/2004
Brilliant Leland!!

Wonderful message in this one!!

Love Tinka!!
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 2/17/2004
this is fabulous...
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/17/2004
My dictionary is getting frazzled by looking up darned words of your. What's the matter, Leland? Ya trying to educate us dullards out here? Part of it almost sounded Ogdon Nashish, and that ain't a put down.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 2/17/2004
"Man’s able to unframe experience,
Fly over boundaries of obvious,
Yet temper conclusions with sapience,
Wisdom from fact, not the factitious."

Great message in this fabulous write Leland....floria
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 2/17/2004
Superb write, Leland. Enjoyed very much.
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