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    dots Submission Name: The Pearl of the Paradoxdots

    Author: Blue Monk
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    dotsThe Pearl of the Paradoxdots

    How confusing it is, this pearl. It's depth cannot be fully appreciated if limited to single perspective, while even those few who have obtained a stereo view (as considered from two points of view at once) might thereby marvel a guess as to the depth, but still see only the half. The human eye cannot see through this gem and even the color eludes, full of such shifting trickery such that even what is seen with the eye may be testified to, but cannot be agreed upon. What great luck would be associated with the giving of it? Its true beauty and nature can only be appreciated by he who crafted it and will keep it near for the benefit it offers him alone.

    Submitted on 2007-09-15 00:17:29     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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      This is a jewel within itself :) I love how your descriptions are so enchanting ..well atleast to me they are:

    -The human eye cannot see through this gem and even the color eludes-

    This is my favorite line

    -While reading this I was imagining myself in a dark alley with a indigo midnight sky; with wings lol while demons were lurking around trying to distract me.... I don't know why I was imagining that my imagination is quite epic. But I love this its like a short story!

    Oh and the picture just concluded my daydream into a perfect ending :)


    | Posted on 2011-09-28 00:00:00 | by AltheaLaochra | [ Reply to This ]
      The pearl is born of an irritation. When I was a kid and playing in the sandbox, a boy once opened my pants and dumped an entire shovelful of sand down there. Not very pleasant!

    I can imagine it would be similar for a clam, and yet the end product is one of beauty.

    I also got the vibe of dichotomy here, that you are saying that someone who looks at things through more than one perspective sees more clearly. I think this is true. But you know what they say; there are three sides to every story; his, hers, and the truth.

    I think you are also speaking in terms of reality. It is only the one who creates it that can truly appreciate it. Any outside perspective demands individual perception, of which each is different.

    I guess I didn't really say anything the others haven't already, but I enjoyed this.

    | Posted on 2010-09-01 00:00:00 | by Soul-Hugger | [ Reply to This ]
      little gem of a poem....
    | Posted on 2010-01-14 00:00:00 | by leocrates | [ Reply to This ]
      I've always wanted to write something inspired by this poem. And I figured this would be the best place to put it.
    I hope you dont mind.

    prismatic beauty
    born from ages in the deep
    puzzle of a gem
    | Posted on 2008-03-02 00:00:00 | by latentlylyrical | [ Reply to This ]
      A superbly written poem, with the luster and beauty of the pearl.

    This is a very dense and concentrated piece of writing here.

    Pearls are the by product of clams?

    They can be created pearls artificially with modern technology?

    I quest the the beauty and wealth of this pearl depends on the owner's perception.

    Well, a pile of trash is another man's treasure

    I like the smooth edge graphic presentation of this poem

    Keep sharing.

    | Posted on 2008-01-25 00:00:00 | by FireFly747 | [ Reply to This ]
      Interesting, it is not easy to see through a paradox as it is difficult to see through the many layered history and form of a pearl... and even if someone claims to know its meaning, he actually misses several hidden dimensions... so in the end, the perceived meaning may be only a perspective or a mere judgment.

    So, a paradox is much like a pearl and a pearl is a visible paradox. The last line resolves the issue... a piece of art can be understood only by the artist who has created it.

    This piece makes the reader think... ( though our conclusions are mere perspectives ). On the whole, it is a nice description of the sense of wonder and curiosity that a paradox arouses.

    Very well done.
    | Posted on 2007-10-19 00:00:00 | by Parul garg | [ Reply to This ]
    The pearl of paradox, hmm. I would not call the pearl the paradox, but the creation of one might be if you stretch it all around and tug here and there. The discomfort and conflict, the clashing of two things that will not come together. The conflict of two things that cannot remain what they are if compromised. Two things that are more separate than oil and water, two things which rage total war on each other while knowing one cannot lose, one cannot win.

    Paradox is off having something embedded in your flesh, causing you immense pain, suffering and inner turmoil and the longer you suffer, are crushed between to powerful things, the better at staying in that position you become. In the end, something very beautiful and before science ruined it, was more rare than many a thing. But it comes from conflict, from walking the line, from not being one side or the other but being in the pure and fierce truth that resides between factions.

    Paradox is not comfortable, paradox is an uncomfortable place, a place of self-argument, self-will, self-exercising, self-practicing.

    Paradox cannot fully be appreciated by a human? I do no agree with this statement at all. Of course, a human can not see and understand all things so therefor they can not give all things the appreciation due but a human cannot understand paradox? That statement almost strikes me amused, but instead I allow it to frustrate. A human can walk in paradox until death, and sweat blood to do so. A human can do this.

    A human can create a pearl, but its not comfortable.

    To hell with ease and comfort.
    | Posted on 2007-09-15 00:00:00 | by Mandolin | [ Reply to This ]
      You have an interesting perspective on these thoughts and i can totally agree with you especially the ending. Beauty and nature can only be truly appreciated by the one who has created it. We can only appreciate it from the perspective of our eyes and our eyes are not enough to appreciate it the way that it was truly meant to be viewed. Just like the pearl i guess.

    Well you've proven your point and it was a pleasure to read it.


    | Posted on 2007-09-15 00:00:00 | by charmedidentity | [ Reply to This ]

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