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?

 

 

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4 comments on “PHILOSOPHY A LA CARTE

  1. Don Frankel says:

    “I am what I am.” or “I yam what I yam.” Popeye the Sailor.

    Muse, every once in a while we all get off classics, in that something is quintessential to our styles and this is one of yours.

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  2. mistermuse says:

    I love Popeye —
    Olive Oyl too —
    I even love spinach.
    I think that will do.

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  3. Allow me to put forward one – that particularly suggests itself:
    I think, therefore I muse.

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    • mistermuse says:

      Speaking of which, after taking another look at the PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHIATRIST poem above, I think maybe I should have reversed the order:

      I shrink,
      therefore
      I think.

      ….which leads me to think I think, therefore I muse too much.
      Or maybe it should be I muse, therefore I think too much.

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