A Seer

A Seer

A Poem by Jouni Sakari

What is the problem with a prophet , or a seer ?



He was fast
in growing seeds rapidly in his mind
to sieve 
whether they turned out unproductive, 
or fruitful.

I don't know if he was impatient ( a little perhaps ) with others 
because they were just choosing some seeds
by their feel, 
and he had already found out what worked,
and what did not.
so did he mention that already ?

There was absolutely no confusion in his garden 
but, was it Confucius ? ( we don't know )
and he could do all the weighing and zooming anew
in a second anyway, if there was or wasn't.

Just like that.

But the end result of all this was, many times,
that there always emerged 
a subtle uncertainty 
between two equally good ( or equally bad ) 

He couldn't foresee 
on which seed 
the first water drop would fall.

© 2016 Jouni Sakari

Author's Note

Jouni Sakari
This is meant to be somewhat funny. Is it?. Blessings.

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Added on January 19, 2016
Last Updated on January 19, 2016
Tags: Intuition, uncertainty, paradox, Confucius


Jouni Sakari
Jouni Sakari

Imatra, Etelä-Karjala, Finland

I am learning writing. I do my work in Finnish , and all my texts are my own translations. Have come back here , because I have started a writing project and I need inspiration from fellow writers .. more..