Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tractatus Logico-poeticus

                          Wovon man nicht sprechen kann,
                              darüber muss man schweigen.

                                                Ludwig Wittgenstein

If you are not you
you are not necessarily
someone else.

By the same token,
if you are you,
you are not a metaphor.

You may be no more
than a figure of speech.
And no less.

In that case what difference
whether your language
be public or private?

Ponder it—whoever you are or are not.
Where's the rub? Cat got your tongue?

E. A. Costa

E. A. Costa     August 2, 2016  Granada, Nicaragua

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