Descartes Reborn

Kurt Philip Behm

If consciousness dies

is that all there is

or does some higher state

reimagine what was


When consciousness dies

will birth reoccur

no longer indentured

to time and its spurs


If consciousness dies

do rainbows of light

take over our essence

transcending our sight


When consciousness dies

is confusion bereft

as reference get buried

—and prescience resets


(The New Room: March, 2023)

  • Author: Kurt Philip Behm (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 16th, 2023 12:09
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  • User favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek.
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  • Ok Waleed

    Assuming that your consciousness is the only consciousness is foolish, consciousness never dies,
    it can only continue through all consciousness that is connected… ehh well that’s my take. Good poem

  • Kurt Philip Behm

    Thanks, it was written as a question because how do you know it never dies?

    There's a difference between fact and belief.

  • jarcher54

    If consciousness dies in the forest, does anyone hear it die? Consciousness is hard to fathom, and almost as hard to spell. Colorful take on the questions.

  • L. B. Mek

    divide conscious from intuition
    fraction thought within dreams
    multiply feelings by perspective
    then calculate
    worth, in deliberating what comes after
    before we fathom, what's needed in our now...
    consciousness is a thread, connecting
    all that we are, to all we were
    and may yet still become..
    it's etymology, a derivative of humanity's zeal
    for sharing stories
    well then, dear Poet
    let's live life's
    worthy of tomorrow's story's
    and let that be understanding enough
    for us
    (a Great write!
    I imagine in another consciousness
    sat at a subtle cafe
    maybe near Piazza della Signora
    in beautiful Florence
    we could have a questing conversation
    so diversely resplendent
    we would make the universe jealous...

    • Kurt Philip Behm

      I'm buying at that Cafe'

      My favorite of your prescient poetic lines ...

      "let's live life's
      worthy of tomorrow's story's"

      • L. B. Mek

        cheers, my kind friend
        and most treasured Poet

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