Sunday, 13 July 2014

Notes on the Sociology of Imagination


As we grow up, we like to think we embrace the world and its greater wisdom. Yet, we grow old and look at a divided humanity across the world, wondering…whatever happened to wisdom?

Thank goodness for imagination: inspiration, escapism, and the sense of a better, kinder world never entirely out of reach.

NOTES ON THE SOCIOLOGY OF IMAGINATION

Child in Glass
chasing a white rabbit,
relishing the thrill
of discovering places
nobody knows
so nobody goes, and secrets
mean safety

Youth in Glass
scornful of white rabbits,
relishing the thrill
of reworking everyday
text-speak
if only to nurture new ideas,
keep them safe

Mature in Glass
mindful of a feisty rabbit
relishing the thrill
of discovering places
nobody knows
so nobody goes, and secrets
mean power

Grey in Glass
conjuring up a reflection
of once-was,
struggling to make sense
of now-is,
asking whatever happened
to will-be…?

Rabbit droppings, proof of life
in a Hall of Mirrors

Copyright R. N. Taber 2014





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