Thy very name is metaphor”
“A metaphor by any other name
Is but more metaphor.”
What is, is. All else is metaphor.”
“Our world exists in language
And that language is metaphor.”
“There is no world but metaphor”
“The creation of a reality is a well-told metaphor”
“There are facts and there is the meaning of those facts,
tis said, tis said.
Yet are there facts at all?
Are not facts merely metaphors at a deeper level?”
“Are there facts at all?
Or is it metaphor to the core?”
“Is it metaphor
To the cor-ta-phor?”
“ Of those linguistic twins,
Meta and Phor, which birthed first?”
“Metaphor waits patiently
at the corner of Federal and Sixty-fourth
waiting for facts to cross the street.
The light never turns green.”
“Which is the way to metaphor?
Ah, all ways lead to Metaphor”
“All cowboys named Metaphor
Search forever for a horse named Facts”
“There is metaphor
And there is nothing”
“The world is born in metaphor
Lives in metaphor
Dies in metaphor.”
“The Buddha asks
‘What did your face look like
Before you were born?’
And the metaphor replies,
‘Exactly, replies the Buddha.”
“Cogito, ergo sum”, Doctor D did proclaim
“You think, therefore you are”, you say?
You quite sure about that, Descartes?”
“Well, no, but it sure sounded good at the time.”
Wherefore art thou, Metaphor?
I am everywhere,
Where else would be possible?