Friday, February 29, 2008

Relinquishing self-delusions of control

My power
is in knowing
and acting on
its ken:
too much might
crushes.

13 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Nifty tension in your thoughts. Beautiful balance of words!

Smiles and Light

Cricket's Hearth said...

I do not know, "acting on its ken" and therefore cheated of your insight.

chicklegirl said...

Greyscale--thanks!

Cricket--"ken" means "knowledge, understanding, or cognizance; mental perception: an idea beyond one's ken."

UL said...

short and wise words...

gautami tripathy said...

Very meaningful!

teachers bleed too

paris parfait said...

Very succinct, but full of tension.

tumblewords said...

Even empowerment requires some balance - well done post!

anthonynorth said...

Knowledge is always better than might.
'Ken' is often used in Scotland.
Short and well constructed piece.

chicklegirl said...

UL, Paris Parfait--I tried to distill it; seemed like less would be more in this case.

Gautami, Tumblewords--thank you!

Anthony--ah, maybe I've a Scot somewhere on my family tree, that I didn't know about...

Rambler said...

knowledge and wisdom, one of the greatest powers of human mind. very well said

Jeques said...

I love minimalism. This piece achieved to make a statement in brevity.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

Rob Kistner said...

Wonderful... sharp as a dart and crisp as a fall zephyr -- really like this, and your reading of it. ;)

chicklegirl said...

Rambler--yes, I think wisdom is the appropriate application of knowledge (because just knowing isn't enough).

Jeques--thanks. It needed to be short, or I think I would have been overstating what I wanted to say.

Rob--why, thank you! I appreciate your tips on the audio stuff.