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Each No is Yes, Each Yes No

A poem on death and our choices that I'd like to understand better. Can anyone help?



IF SEE NO END IN IS Frank Bidart

What none knows is when, not if. Now that your life nears its end when you turn back what you see is ruin. You think, It is a prison. No, it is a vast resonating chamber in which each thing you say or do is
new, but the same. What none knows is how to change. Each plateau you reach, if single, limited, only itself, in- cludes traces of  all the others, so that in the end limitation frees you, there is no end, if   you once see what is there to see.
You cannot see what is there to see — not when she whose love you failed is standing next to you. Then, as if refusing the know- ledge that life unseparated from her is death, as if again scorning your refusals, she turns away. The end achieved by the unappeased is burial within.
Familiar spirit, within whose care I grew, within whose disappointment I twist, may we at last see by what necessity the double-bind is in the end th…

Pamimilosopiya at Pagmamadali

There Is a Place Beyond Ambition
Mary Oliver

When the flute players
couldn’t think of what to say next

they laid down their pipes,
then they lay down themselves beside the river

and just listened.
Some of them, after a while
jumped up
and disappeared back inside the busy town.
But the rest—
so quiet, not even thoughtful—
are still there,

still listening.



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Nakita na natin sa mga huling klase kung paano para kay Marx isang matinding panganib ang pangingibabaw ng modernong kapitalismo sa kanyang panahon, at masasabing sa panahon pa rin natin. Dahil sa kapwa ideolohiikal at politikal na kapangyarihan ng kapitalismo—o ang malawakang pag-iisip na matatagpuan ng tao ang kahulugan sa pagkamkam at pag-iipon ng pribadong pag-aari—naiiwan ang tao sa tinawag naman ni Weber sa isang “bakal na kulungan,” kung saan napipilitan ang tao na mabuhay at kumilos sa loob lamang ng mga hangganan nito. Sa loob ng makitid na espasyong ito, nakikipagbunuuan tayo sa ating mga sarili, kapwa, at daigdig para mak…