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Poetry
by Jibril Mohamed
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I have not posted anything for a while. I was very busy with several projects that were time-sensitive. I have come across a quotation by Plato and decided to share it with everyone.

"Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand!"     ~Plato


The above quote describes poets as people who preach water and drink wine. To me, the meaning is:


 


Follow my words not deeds


Follow my instructions not steps


Follow my advice not examples!


 


What do you think dear poet?


 


 

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Reviewed by Safi Abdi 1/19/2008
I second Abdi-NOor...very deep:)
Safi
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 1/17/2008
Beautiful and thought-provoking write
Reviewed by jude forese 12/20/2007
few poets are examples of anything except being poets ...
Reviewed by Axilea MU 12/20/2007
Interesting. I agree with your interpretation, although, as Stan and Reg wrote, when a poet writes, the writing may be so strong and inspired that it transcends what he/she is able to do in real life.
A doctor cures people, but this doesn't mean he/she is never ill. And I would say fortunately, as personally, I don't think I would trust a doctor or a poet who isn't human.
I have seen so-called poetry from very grandiloquent people - we have at least one on this site - but what's the interest of reading pieces written by "authors" who think they are God?

Thank you for making us think.

Axilea
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 12/20/2007
Enjoyed,welcome back..stay safe and well...Hugs
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 12/19/2007
Nices to hear your words again! Very deep and profound write....

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/19/2007
Abdullahi,

First of all, welcome home; you've been missed!

Second, a deeply thought provoking write you've penned: excellent.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Jennifer Butler 12/19/2007
Some of us have received gifts in other areas. It's OK to accept our individual blessings and share the finished products.
Reviewed by stan nassano 12/19/2007


to me it means that we may utter words of brillance,that came out through us,but that we may not take full credit,or even be aware of the full meaning or impact of what we said, had any signifance,becaus it is bigger that us,not always but sometimes I think that may happen,
stan




Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/19/2007
To me it means that I may speak better than I act. Anyway, you provide substance for thought and I thank you. Love and peace,

Regis



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