Monday, September 20, 2010

Cogito Ergo Sum

Cogito Ergo Sum
by Gideon Burton

I think therefore I am I think I am
as solid as these curds of milky thought
I think quite certain where it is I stand
I think and in my swirling thoughts am caught
I think as tethered semi-solid sure
upon the unembodied continent
where notions rise or fall or sharply blur
but this I think is what I know or meant
how silly are the tangibles that sum
cognition for whom matter seems to matter
and don't you think ideas can soothe or stun
that deep within we know the ink-blot's splatter?
     Rene Descartes, with Hamlet rub your chin;
     to think is not to die, and there's the sin. 

Photograph: flickr - Stephen Poff 
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1 comment:

  1. You do have swirling thoughts sometimes, but I think that is what makes you so interesting. Very cool sonnet.