Theme: Truth

Nature and Man

Look around you, life bristles with confidence,
Life forms gesture certainty of movement, all
As perceived to be, or there be no progress.

Flies and bees never hesitate, except
To decide, to sustain surety of purpose;
And on set courses, the animals and fish.

Where then arises talk of the ‘true path’
As if natural guidance that sustains the world
Even of stars and planets, were flawed?

As if where the true path leads to makes of
Nature’s assured directions a blind end, 
The paradox privy only to a man?

The confidence of nature is what fuels
The world, but like an ambitious parent sees its
Child wooed by the truth that eludes its cycles.


More By  :  R. D. Ashby

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Descartes said, ‘Cogito ergo sum’ - that implied in deep dreamless sleep he didn’t exist, though indeed he was present; the revival of his thinking on awakening proving It was only a function of who he was, not a proof. Who he was in body and mind, without division, owed to a distinct creative source that explained all existence.

Richard Ashby
16-Aug-2020 06:52 AM

Comment Nature's path is already well programmed, but man's route is in confusion ever due to too much thinking indeed! Nice one!

T A Ramesh
15-Aug-2020 08:19 AM

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