the paradox of writing

trying becomes inoperative
as oneness has no polarity
follow words
as the idea of ritual surfaces and customs
keep further dividing
and creating chaos
as the centuries hear
without being concerned
by the total opposite of life
as laid out

follow words
as specific dichotomies surface –
in descending order
a piece of God
and I need no device
to confirm it
knowing an artificial contrivance –
a perspective of desiring
leaving nothing

©2017 Scribbler’s Dipstick

a creative writing exercise in white|black out poetry ♠

originally culled from: Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life – Living the Wisdom of the Tao by Dr. Wayne Dyer : reflections on the 38th verse of The Tao Te Ching 

I sourced and culled from Wayne Dyer’s reflections and interpretation of this passage, creating a “white out poem” then further stripped it down and changed some of my chosen lines by re-placing them, breaking the ‘natural order’ – letting myself play with the idea of “paradox” which then became my interpretation of “oneness” in relation to the writing process = an interesting word game|exercise and meditation 


13 thoughts on “the paradox of writing

  1. Given our discussions on writing, I find both the po.em and your “explanatory” fascinating. The process within a process within a process — like the mystery wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in a bubble gum wrapper … no, I need to google.
    I feel no need to read the original to parse out your words — the words are parseless, thus priceless.

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  2. For some reason this reminds me of a Phoenix. There is a crash and burn in the brimstone and then a rebirth.
    That rebirth being so very individualistic. That no matter how strong and loud another’s opinion is, the quiet truth will eventually land in even the most timorous of souls. I hope that makes sense.

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