Saturday, December 23, 2006


Who made the mind aware?
What secret immensity
Decided that there should be something
Rather than nothing?
Sometimes I admit I’m scared
When I think of such a hard
Compassion, killing us more effectively
Than hatred or indifference.

Who made the mind aware?

Does God Himself sometimes admit He’s scared?
Who decreed that life on Earth should be
Born in ocean depths then spread
To rocky sand-strewn tracts?
What cynic God evades us with these half-known facts?

Who made the mind aware?
The livid brain
(That from itself can manufacture universal pain!)

Who made the mind aware…?
Who made the mind aware…?

(And if I knew, Oh Dear God,--tell me, would I even care?)


Anonymous Leopardi said...

Enjoyed this!

10:07 AM  
Blogger pluto85 said...


10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


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3:13 PM  
Anonymous Batman said...

Loved it!

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Serendipity said...


3:32 PM  
Blogger pluto85 said...

This makes me think

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a good poem with elegant form but with dated ideas; mind you but thinking has to errect itself and then carry its own composure on its own legs, thus feed itself off its own matter; there is much more to say on the issue, but it's not necessary to say it; still, a good poem;

3:26 AM  
Blogger pluto85 said...

In che senso"dated"? Non me lo sembra

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't worry pluto85, everything is fine with the poem!

9:28 AM  
Anonymous phoenix said...


1:18 PM  

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