Neurons and essence

Neurons and essence

A Poem by Joshua Smit

bright sparks flash across the skull,
a thought appears in the mind.
a thought appears in the mind,
bright sparks flash across the skull.
which is first?
which is last?
the brain for the mind?
or the mind for the brain?
flash bright, think fast.
brain, soul, mind.
flash bright, think fast.
is your mind your brain?
 your soul your mind?
 your soul your brain?
what are we?
thoughts appear in minds,
bright sparks flash across skulls
and souls, break free from natural order.

© 2012 Joshua Smit

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I like the way you address the relationship between thought and existence, body and soul. The repetition and reversal of the lines in the first stanza is a great introduction to the central questions of the poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Posted 9 Years Ago

this is a nice build on a concept... a good rendition of thought/consciousness that builds the essence of everything else. Once developed, the pattern breaks off, leaving he reader with the abrupt space to now contemplate the seed you planted. Nice effect.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Very interesting yet it confused me a little bit. I had to read it a couple of times to understand it. I believe that this does have agreat point to it. Good job.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Interesting piece, Joshua Smit.
It begs for answers to several questions. Perhaps, in the questions, you have found answers... just not apparent yet.
In your final line... "ans" ... is that meant to be "and?"
Good piece, sir. Keep writing.

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

only questions here... no answers at all

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on April 20, 2012
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Joshua Smit
Joshua Smit

Johannesburg, gauteng, South Africa

i dont like talking bout myself :/ more..


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