Watch and Listen to a Reading of the Poem by me.


How objective in choosing wrong or right
can a biological existence be?
Even for a unicellular life
there are things preferable to other things
and the more complex in structure one grows –
with each cell multiplying their own inheritance,
more complex and inherent one’s biases become!

If Paris in the age of bronze lusted for
wisdom instead of the luster of human skin,
the cornerstone of knowledge would have been
as varied as Apollo is to the Nordic Thor!

So are we each ignoble Paris beneath our skin
or a number without biased follies or a dream?



20 thoughts on “Paris

  1. It has been so long that I read you. I’ve been off for a while and ever since I came back, you never came to my blog. I missed your posts.
    This was one of your best. Keep up the good work. I’ll wait for you on my blog. 🙂

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  2. As the only beings gifted with choice, we often forget to appreciate it, but misuse it.
    Loved the Greek mythology (as you already know) 🙂
    Hope your weekend has been magical to you! 🙂

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          1. ” Why wilt thou ever scare me with thy tears,
            And make me tremble lest a saying learnt,
            In days far-off, on that dark earth, be true? ”

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            1. made me revisit the poem after a long time… thanks for that 🙂
              ” Ay me! ay me! with what another heart
              In days far-off, and with what other eyes
              I used to watch (if I be he that watch’d) …”

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  3. Very cool reference to Paris, Greek mytholgy with Troy? I don’t know what would have happened had he sought “wisdom” instead of the “lustre of skin.” But however he was blessed by the Greek Gods, it seems in the end he was as human as the Gods, sex trumping greater pursuits of the mind.

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