PHILOSOPHY A LA CARTE

I think, therefore I am.  –Rene Descartes

Monsieur Descartes, famed French philosopher, was born on March 31 and is considered to be the father of modern philosophy. Coincidentally, mistermuse was not born on this day and is considered to be the fodder of modern poetry. It is only fitting, therefore, to celebrate the day with appropriate Cartesian poems:

DESCARTES EPITAPH (1596-1650)

I thought,
therefore
I was.

PHILOSOPHICAL SKUNK

I stink,
therefore
I am.

PHILOSOPHICAL APE MAN

I Tarzan,
therefore
you Jane.

PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHIATRIST

I shrink,
therefore
I think.

PHILOSOPHICAL JAZZ MAN

I think,
therefore
I jam.

PHILOSOPHICAL ABSENT-MINDED TRAVELER

I think I am
there — for
what, I know not.

PHILOSOPHICAL SHEEP

I think like ewe,
therefore
I lamb.

PHILOSOPHICAL MUSE

I think,
therefore
Why am I?