#OctPoWriMo (day 8 of 31)

DAY 8

– Prompt –

What Do You Know, and How Do You Know It?

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I went with an Etheree for this one. I usually like them to look a little cleaner, but . . . the tired has me.

An Etheree is a wedge-shaped form consisting of 10 lines with a syllable count per line of, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10. It doesn’t require rhyme or meter, but should contain a message. Etherees with more than one verse are fun and look great on the page, just reverse the syllable count for each additional verse.

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How

do we

know the truth

of what we’re told,

lest we examine

the knowledge for ourselves,

uncover and discover,

dig deeper, find correlation,

question, search, scrutinize, understand,

that’s how we find the truth of what we’re told.

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I learn by doing, by seeing, by thinking, and feeling. I listen, but that isn’t how I learn. I take cues from what I’m told, from what others try to teach, then I dig deeper, exploring, discovering, uncovering, immersing, and digesting morsels of knowledge as I find them. Facts and histories, not simply versions and diversions from truths with possible twists to fit the atmosphere of the day. I want to learn from masters and intellectual gods, not regurgitated rhetoric from someone who read a book or heard a lecture and proclaimed themselves an expert. I don’t want to know how it’s been interpreted, I want to know what is and was and will always be. Actuality, factuality, undeniable, and reliable. I don’t want to be told and expected to accept with blind faith in a system of fault and misinformation, I want to learn, to see, to touch, to examine, to read. I want to know . . .

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Previous Challenge Posts ~

#OctPoWriMo 2017

Day 1How Did You Get here?

Day 2 – We Write Because We Must

Day 3 – Cherita Poem – Metal

 

9 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo (day 8 of 31)

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  5. I like that form – might have to try it. As for epistemology, here’s a compatible view:

    “What are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history”–what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future, facts are your single clue.”

    ROBERT A. HEINLEIN, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

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