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Comment 15 of 25, added on March 13th, 2012 at 12:46 AM.
I am not concerned about nesadneks since I believe and observe that
“Custom” is a deterrent to that behavior. Really, animals are naked and
you are suggesting that someone might want to walk around naked; like an
animal. Someone, likewise, might want to defecate, like an animal, in
public. It is not useful for Law to deal with such things. You are saying
it is not useful for Law to deal with such things, so are you claiming that
were I desire to defecate and walk around naked like an animal(as it would
be my personal wish, feeling no regard for your custom nor your concept
of correct behaviour), then the law should not interfere in it? Or would
you assign a Moral Police to stop me from doing that? Now, if you are
suggesting that there are very many in Iran that desire to walk naked and
it is only the existence of Moral Police that is preventing them from doing
so, then I suggest that the Iranian society is suffering from a very deep
pyscho-pathology in which so many wish to act like animals. No, I am not
suggesting that at all. I am asking where exactly is the line you draw?
Obviously, you seem to be against nesadneks and it seems not at all a grey
area to you. From what I can gather from your comments, you seem not to
defend nesadneks at all. I ask you why? if we stop all Moral Police, then
NO LAW SHOULD PREVENT AN INDIVIDUAL TO WALK AROUND NAKED. I am not talking
about majority of the population, nor a significient minority, I am talking
about an individual, and for the sake of this discussion, I would use
myself as a guinea pig. In this thought experiment, I am promoting you to
the Powerful Ruler of Iran, with a final say in all matters. You have
removed the hijab law and all have rejoiced. But in this utopia world,
comes M. Ali, desiring to walk around naked. What would your actions be?
Would your Moral Police grab me by my balls and take me to prison or
allow me walk around fully nude in Vanak Square, confident in the fact that
no Law has the right to impose its rule on correct behavior.What would
you do, Der Fuhrer? I will only accept your point in this discussion and
will concede, if you, as the Dear Leader of this new Iranzamin utopio,
allow me to go about my ways. But if you think I, naked man in Vanak,
should be legally dealt with, then I submit you are going against your own
arguments, and imposing Moral Police to uphold Custom by the will of the
Comment 14 of 25, added on January 4th, 2012 at 10:54 PM.
Always refreshing to hear a rational anwser.
Comment 13 of 25, added on June 7th, 2011 at 2:32 AM.
the flowers - the most beautiful and the most instinctual of "beings" -
"know" that the purpose of life is to grow (not why but how) to be (not
seeming but is) to live (not toward a goal but to be) and that the "I" will
become both irrelevant and completely relevant at the same time.
Comment 12 of 25, added on June 1st, 2011 at 1:31 AM.
I really like how in the first stanza it really represents how a child is
costantly told that everything is a part of growing up. When a child is
caused some sort of harm they are told thats part of growing up.
Stacy Newsome from Australia
Comment 11 of 25, added on April 27th, 2006 at 9:54 AM.
"the goal of living is to grow", when done living, when done growing- when
ready for Him and His coming
this poem reminds me of Isaiah 40:
6b All flesh is grass,
and all its beauty is like the flower of the field.
7 The grass withers, the flower fades
when the breath of the Lord blows on it;
surely the people are grass.
8 The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever.
Ioanna from United States
Comment 10 of 25, added on April 22nd, 2006 at 6:03 PM.
to me, this poem is giving life lessons. the first one that the daffodil
gives is to grow. he doesn't mean grow up or grow taller, he means to grow
emotionally. To learn, to grow in who we are so we can become the best
person we can be. to be beautiful, like flowers! :]
shelley from United States
Comment 9 of 25, added on December 7th, 2005 at 10:00 PM.
This poem is put to song by Chantaclear and is an astounding piece of music
and performance. I think e.e. is telling us what is important to focus on
while we live, and that at time of death when time "from time will shall
set us free" we will face the mystery of beyond. We hope we will be
remembered, but think of it, most of us will be forgotten. Fans of e.e.
find the Chanteclear recording, you will not be disappointed.
Mary Weddig from United States
Comment 8 of 25, added on November 23rd, 2005 at 10:02 PM.
This poem is a reminder of the "simple things" in life- for finding
humbleness, regardless of your place or time in society. The daffodils,
while being simple, remember how to grow, as do the most valued flowers.
Riley from United States
Comment 7 of 25, added on August 19th, 2005 at 1:08 PM.
I read this in high school as required reading by my English teacher. I had
no idea what it meant. Now I choose to believe it refers to the ineffable
something I choose to call God. Finding a God is not as important as
seeking it, because it can never be found, much less understood. by a mere
human. But if we are looking for it, we can experience it in the beauty all
Lyman from United States
Comment 6 of 25, added on June 15th, 2005 at 3:19 PM.
this poem is amazing. it was so moving when it was read at a funeral i
Kristie from United States
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