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    Desire

    Oh Desire!

    The desire underlying
    all these joys

    that engendered
    all these grievances.

    The desire of those
    who die of hunger

    The desire of those
    who live to eat.

    The desire of the body.
    The desire of a body.

    A body dead of desire.
    The dead body of desire.

    The desire for life.
    The desire for death.

    Death’s insatiable
    desire for death.

    The desire for death of the living.
    The desire for life of the dead.

    Desire is dead
    Long life Desire!
    He noblest lives and noblest dies
    who makes and keeps his self-made laws

    Richard Francis Burton

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    Desire is not a good thing for monotony and repetition. It has a tendency to sound sophomoric. I think it is due to the fact that it is a complex word. Repeating and simplifying it without going further disappoint expectations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miyako73 View Post
    Desire is not a good thing for monotony and repetition. It has a tendency to sound sophomoric. I think it is due to the fact that it is a complex word. Repeating and simplifying it without going further disappoint expectations.
    Going further is up to you -
    in your mind and heart.
    But be careful -
    desire might hurt you...

    For the rest see it as a Buddhist alert-poem ...
    He noblest lives and noblest dies
    who makes and keeps his self-made laws

    Richard Francis Burton

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    Do you mean in some sort of chant context?
    Before sunlight can shine through a window, the blinds must be raised - American Proverb

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    Desire

    Quote Originally Posted by Delta40 View Post
    Do you mean in some sort of chant context?
    My intention was another one, Delta, but... why not ??

    Thanks for having noticed my sophomoric poem ! Ah ah ah ! And by the way i'm seeing now that I forgot to put the word "because" (...because of the desire of those who live to eat).
    He noblest lives and noblest dies
    who makes and keeps his self-made laws

    Richard Francis Burton

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    You join here the famous thinkers who devoted their reflection to "desire"... From Plato, Socrates, Descartes (Passions of the Soul!), Kant, Hume, Freud ("Beyond the Pleasure Principle"!), Hegel... to Eastern philosophies.... it's a never closed subject!

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