Poem… Poem for Philosophy

Poem for Philosophy

(translation|modification of Poema a la Filosofía)

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

It’s the mother of all science.
Its womb is knowledge.
It makes people skillful
or destines them to perish.

At times, it comes from God;
yet sometimes, I don’t know.
If it’s from God,
then it doesn’t blind or lead to misfortune.
It’s an angel of faith.

Philosophy marches in pursuit of intelligence:
yearning to know,
discovering wisdom
and causing pain
with its To Be or Not To Be.

–You can find the poem in Caribbean Poet, by Luis S. González-Acevedo or the original version in Spanish in Poemas Caribeños, por Luis S. González-Acevedo–


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