Friday, January 20, 2006

Mail from a stuttering poet

Today, I got an email from a stuttering poet! He was inspired by my discussion with Andreas Starke (see here) on a German discussion forum

His poem "complains" that during our discussion we treated people as a number and not as people! So I wrote him a poem back! Here it is. Dont be too critical with me. It is my first poem! Sorry it is in German...

Der Klippel auch wenn er's nicht gerne mag
lebt auch als Sammlung von Atomen Tag fuer Tag

Er verspuert sich wohl als stotternde Einheit,
Ist berueht von deren Geistes und Seelesfeinheit.

Doch, bitte schoen, soll er nicht vergessen,
Wer der Krankheiten weiss sich zu messen.

Es ist die Wissenschaft, die stets rational
Sich erweist des Unerklaerten Todespfahl.

Drum soll er uns streiten lassen,
Und vor unserer Aufopferungsgabe erblassen!

Le poete Tom

1 comment:

Tom Weidig said...

I have also read "The Blank Slate", and I really enjoyed his combative, common sense, and physicist-like thinking in destroying science distorted by both left and right ideologies.

But I liked "How the mind works" better, because it has my first book to psychology, and opened up my mind. Suddenly, I understood the human mind and evolution much much better. I never quite understood what psychologists were saying. Freud just didnt make sense to me... So it was a revelation that a psychology prof (and most of the field nowadays) think on exactly the same wavelength that I would think. Sure there are still many unknowns and uncertainties, but the way they do it nowadays is good.

Actually, I was thinking about posting something about the blank slate attitude in stuttering!