Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Objectivity

A poem with the prompt 'objectivity' written for Poets United

Look at all sides


Objectivity

Is my opinion dressed by the past,
shaped by my experiences,
tailored to suit me?
Then I must take off my high hat 
There is objectivity in store for me

Where do I find it?
Is what I study free of subjectivity
or is it confined by the information
between the covers of the books
chosen by me?

Objectivity is quite hard you see

It is like spring cleaning your brain
You throw out all judgements
You open all doors
to let in fresh findings
You clean out the fiction 
and stick to the facts

It is like when you roll a dice,
don’t count on only 
one side. You score much
higher when you consider
all sides including
the ones you cannot see.
That’s how it is with objectivity

29 comments:

  1. Nice allegory the role of the dice

    much love...

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  2. Nicely done And whose facts? As you say, spring cleaning is called for to get to the sides you cannot see.

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  3. I always feel that after spring cleaning that I have lost something quite precious in the process.

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    1. haha you just want to hold on to all that old stuff huh

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  4. Now that would be good to do...spring cleaning my brain., if only one could!!

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    1. haha I agree Nearly impossible but you can try

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  5. I really like the rolling the dice comparison. Objectivity is sometimes very
    hard to see & even more difficult to attain!

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    1. Thanks Mary It is indeed very difficult

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  6. Hi Marja - open minds ... it's closing down here - I think I'll cuddle up for a few months, and bring spring cleaning to the fore in March or so?! Still my mind is always open ... lovely poem though: being objective is so necessary - cheers Hilary

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    1. Always nice to cuddle up for a while An open mind is a good thing to have

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  7. Your dice rolling sounds dodgy - have played Monopoly against you sometime?

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    1. Must be a long time ago Haven't played for a while

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  8. Lovely allegory in this poem :) Kudos

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  9. You open all doors
    to let in fresh findings
    You clean out the fiction
    and stick to the facts

    Very true Marja! In a way objectivity is far easier to defend as there are factors in support

    Hank

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  10. Throwing out all judgments---is it possible? (I find it so, so hard!)

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    1. It is indeed very hard but as with everything we can do only so much

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  11. Really enjoyed this Marja, especially your dice analogy, and the part about the side you cannot see! Brilliant!

    Poppy

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  12. Interesting poem. Sticking to the facts. Facts are biased sometimes. As long as one keeps analysing...that is the important thing. 'An unexamined life is not worth living.' Socrates

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    1. I agree that one has to keep analysing. You need some information and facts are things that are known and proved to be true so you can't easily get wrong with that

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  13. I liked the sartorial allusions in the first verse and it was good how you continued with the exposition and allegory. Nice one!

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  14. REally good poem, Marja. Plus I love the photos of the alpacas and the info about them as well as the info about Mexican Day of the Dead and those haikus. You have a really interesting and informative blog1 Thanks for the show and tell.

    Love,
    Elizabeth

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  15. Wonderful Marja.. I went a walk this morning and spring cleaned my brain.. :-) Hugs your way xx Sue

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