Tuesday, December 7, 2010

allegorical thinking



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the flesh is less important than the seed.

11 comments:

manik sharma said...

that last line ...brilliant jon...the flesh is less important than the seed...although i would want to know....was the title of the post decided later or did the fall follow the title....??
Admire the way you think....

Jon Parsons said...

manik sharma,
Thanks for your kind comment. To try to answer your question, I would say both... not just to be obscure, but because I don't quite have a clear idea what the allegory is. It's difficult to know where the tree ends and the seed begins, and what's more the plum might have started out as an apple.

;)

Lynn said...

...and you are too clever for your own good!
I like it!!!!
The plum doesn't fall far from the tree!

Harlequin said...

lovely... all of it... including and especially the unapologetic fall.

Shubhajit said...

When a tree is a sapling, needs a hedge around it. When becomes a tree, no hedge is required.

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This one is brilliant!!!

LadyArt said...

...yes, I agree with shubhajit... just brilliant...

aditya said...

Great visual poem.
The plum might have started out as an apple. I like it ..

spottedwolf said...

Merry Holidays Mr Parsons...

and a good year to come !!!

Jon Parsons said...

Lynn,
Thanks! Trying to keep things fresh...

Harle,
No use apologizing for that which is out of one's control...

Shubhajit,
I read a line once that went something like:
"The person who has no fence around their home is a person with no enemies... and some people have no fence around their mind."

LadyArt,
Thanks! Nice of you to drop by...

aditya,
In the next iteration I'll try to bring the apple back (for you and manik sharma)
:)

Mr. Wolf
(but not as in "big bad")
Seasons greetings to you as well. It's shaping up to be a good one here. And aren't plums somehow associated with Christmas?

Bea said...

nice one.. loved the way you put it to words..

Jon Parsons said...

Hi Bea,

Thanks for dropping in and leaving words... nice to make the acquaintance...

JP