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Greatest Poems Ever Written

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Robert Frost

Epoch Times — Evan Mantyk reports:For your education, enjoyment, and (perhaps) excitement, this is a list of the greatest poems originally written in the English language. It is presented from least greatest (10) to greatest greatest (1) and each poem is followed by a brief analysis of each poem.

The poems in the list were selected by the Society of Classical Poets to inspire and educate new poets, but can also inspire and educate all people with their timeless wisdom and universal themes.

Many good poems and poets had to be left out of this list because of the list’s necessary shortness (a mere 10 among many thousands) as well as the Society’s emphasis on classical poetry.

What is classical poetry? It means poems that follow perennial forms, like meter and rhyme, and that are infused with a classical flavor—that is, with humanity’s quintessential quest for virtue over vice, epic over ephemeral, and beauty over baseness.

Additionally, I note that long poems, such as epics and plays, and excerpts of such works have not been considered for this list. (01/23/2016)


10. ‘The Road Not Taken’

By Robert Frost (1874–1963)

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Understanding Order

Monday, February 28th, 2005

Haskell's Co-Action TableTimothy Wilken, MD writes: All ‘whole-parts’ in ‘space-time’ have substance and form. The substance is ‘matterenergy’, and form is the ‘order’. Order is relationship—the pattern, organization and form of that ‘matter-energy’. Jules Henri PoincarÈ explained in 1908: “Science is built up of facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.” It is the order, pattern, organization, form and relationship of the facts that make a science; and the order, pattern, organization, form and relationship of the stones that make a house. An understanding of this concept of order—pattern, organization, form and relationship; and its compliment concept disorder—patternlessness, disorganization, formlessness; and relationshiplessness that is essential to a full understanding Universe. Understanding order begins with understanding pattern. … Our human bodies are constantly being torn down and rebuilt. The ‘order’ of our bodies is the result of what Fuller calls the pattern integrity. The design for this pattern integrity is contained within our DNA. Our DNA holds the blueprint for the manufacture and remanufacture of our bodies, and this process is a continuing one that never stops from conception until death. It is process that allows for growth and repair of injuries as well as recovery from illnesses. Within in any ‘whole-part’ order can be increasing—increasing order is called syntropy, Or, within in any ‘whole-part’ order can be decreasing—decreasing order is called entropy. Or, within in any ‘whole-part’ order can be stagnant—order that is not changing is called atropy. Syntropy, entropy, and atropy are encountered in Universe as the result of synergy, adversity, and neutrality. … It now appears, and this is argued by both Lancelot Whyte and George Land, that entropy and syntropy exist at every stage of process. Although entropy predominates in ‘dead’ Universe — light, particles, atoms, and simple molecules, syntropy exists there as well. And while, syntropy predominates in ‘live’ Universe — complex molecules, plants, animals, and humans, entropy exists there as well. The entropy phenomenon has been studied for over one hundred years, while the syntropy phenomenon is only now beginning to attract the systematic attention due to as far reaching a phenomenon as this. In Nature, syntropy is the force towards unity. Syntropy exists within our bodies and minds. This is what gives birth to our humans having the greatest potential in Universe. If we are to develop our potential, we must understand synergy. Understanding ourselves will require that we understand ‘wholes’. And while the understanding we have gained from examining the ‘parts’ — from our reductionistic science — has been indeed powerful, it is helpless to reveal the greater truth about ourselves and our Universe. …  In the co-Action table of possible relationships, it is important to be mindful that the minus signs represent loss(of order)and not negative integers. The plus signs represent gain(of order) and not positive integers. And, the zeroes represent states of no change (of order), rather than an integer with no content.  (02/25/05)

Three Ways

Monday, December 27th, 2004

Terry & TimTimothy Wilken, MD
writes: When we examine the relationship between self and other, we
discover that we can choose actions that result in our being worse off,
actions that result in our being unchanged, or actions that result in
our being better off. We can choose to hurt each other, we can choose
to ignore each other, or we can choose to help each other. It was as a
child on the school playgrounds of rural America in the 1950’s that I
first learned of these three choices first hand. My twin brother and I
were seven years old when our Dad was transferred to a new job and our
family moved to the small community of Palco, Kansas. We arrived there
after the start of the school year, and soon found ourselves threatened
by the established group of boys at our new school. For reasons unclear
to me then, conflict seemed almost constant, and real knock down
battles occurred all too frequently. One of my strongest childhood
memories is of fear and running. A pack of boys are chasing me and my
brother. If they catch us, they will beat us up. I am very tired. We
have been running for nearly thirty minutes. My heart is pounding so
hard I can hear little else. Perspiration fills my eyes making it
difficult to see. A hundred yards ahead my twin brother is running
easier. He is taller and a great runner. The pack cannot catch him.
But, they are getting closer to me. Recess is almost over now, if we
can just hold out until the bell rings, we will escape back into the
safety of the classroom. But our escape will be short-lived. I remember
dreading every recess – every lunch hour. Just like in boxing, at the
sound of the bell we would all come out fighting. At every recess, the
war would resume. While my brother could
often run all noon hour without getting caught, I was smaller and
slower with options more limited. Sooner or later the confrontation
came, and with it would come the hurt: a bloody nose, a torn shirt, a
pair of broken glasses, detention after school, and the risk of a
whipping when you got home for fighting at school. To my seven year old
mind, conflict seemed really stupid. Both sides got hurt. I tried to
give as good as I got. Hurt and be hurt. I realized in that first year
at the new school that there were no real winners in conflict. Even,
when you “won” somehow you lost. It didn’t make any sense to me. I
resolved to learn how not to fight. (12/27/04)

Understanding Life

Friday, December 24th, 2004

Timothy Wilken, MD writes: Let us begin our journey towards understanding the human condition by examining life. Biology uses a number of different terms to represent living entities. These terms include life forms, living organisms, and more recently living systems. These terms have subtle but important differences which I will discuss later in The Science section, but for now these terms may be considered as synonymous. We humans are a form of life. This is a fact of reality paramount to understanding ourselves. And, yet this fact is so pervasive and constant that it rarely enters our consciousness. Our clear and distant superiority to all other forms of life have made it easy for us to neglect our biological basis. As we have seen ourselves different and superior to all other forms of life, we have missed the point . While we differ from plants and animals, we share their aliveness – we are still forms of life – we are still living organisms –we are still living systems . When we examine ourselves scientifically, we discover that humans are living systems, and it follows therefore that our powers and our problems will be those of life. If we are to create a safe and comfortable future for ourselves and our children, we must understand our connection to life. Our life connection is not only relevant, it is the crucial factor in determining a safe passage through the current human crisis. A fundamental way of understanding life is by examining needs and actions. All living organisms have needs and all living organisms act to meet those needs. The primary drive of all living organisms is to survive – to continue to live. (12/24/04)

The Future will be Different

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

Wright Brother's FlyerTimothy Wilken, MD
writes:It’s early in the 1900’s along the East Coast of America and two
young brothers are traveling to their secluded laboratory in an open
motor car. They have recently invented a new vehicle of transport. With
them is a wealthy railroad man, one of the many potential investors to
whom they’ve pitched their invention. The three men talk as they drive
along. Hoping to influence the potential investor, the taller brother
predicts the impact of their newly invented vehicle on society, “Our
invention, will change the way humans travel in this world. We will go
faster, farther, and quicker than ever before. And, people will use our
vehicle to go all over the world. Someday, you will travel to London in
a just a few hours.” “Yes,” added the younger brother, “and travel
won’t be expensive either. Our invention is highly efficient, with very
little mechanical friction compared to all other methods of transport.”By the time they arrive at the laboratory, the railroad man seems
friendly if not a little skeptical of their project. Within a few
minutes the vehicle was ready for a demonstration. They seated the
railroad man comfortably in the center of the vehicle and took up their
operating positions near the front. Soon the motor was warmed up and
running hard. The vehicle vibrated considerably and was also quite
noisy. There were two long spinning devices that made it frightfully
windy. The potential investor began to wonder to himself. “How could
this device be any real improvement over the train or the motorcar?”Then the vehicle began to slide along the ground on what appeared to
the investor to be some type of track. Suddenly, the ride improved, the
sound from the track was gone. “Oh,” thought the railroad man, “this is
much nicer than I thought.” Not even his best railcars rode this
smoothly. And then ,for the first time, the railroad man realized they
were rising into the air. Panic replaced curiosity, and soon his
screams drowned out even the sound of the motors. The younger of the
inventors, noticing the investor’s distress, signaled his brother to
get back on the ground right away. Later, safe on the ground, he asked
his brother what had happened. The older brother replied, “I should
have told him about leaving the ground.” “You didn’t tell him the Flyer
was an aeroplane?” Asked Orville in disbelief. Wilbur replied in
frustration, “So many of these investors won’t even come to the
laboratory if I tell them it’s an aeroplane. So, I told him what it
would do, and let him experience the “how” for himself.  
…  Like the Wright’s
aeroplane, the synergic sciences can solve enormous problems for
humankind. And, like the Wright’s aeroplane, the synergic sciences can
bring many positive and wonderful changes to our lives, but the “how”will be very different from the way things are done today. The synergic
sciences present us with a remarkably new view of humanity and of our
human potential. This new view may challenge many of your current
beliefs and some of your basic values. But this is good news, because
without a major change in beliefs and basic values our human problems
are not solvable. (12/22/04)

Synergic Science is “Real Science”

Monday, December 20th, 2004

Timothy Wilken, MDTimothy Wilken writes: Orville and Wilbur Wright
were aeronautical scientists and they had to understand aeronautical
science to invent the Aeroplane. However, one doesn’t have to be an
aeronautical scientist to ride in an airplane, or for that matter even
to fly one.
UnCommon Sense
is based on the synergic sciences. I have devoted many years of study
to the synergic sciences, but this book is not written for me. Most
humans living today are not scientists and it is not necessary for them
to understand science in order to benefit from it. Nor do they need to
be synergic scientists in order to act synergically. … I entered
medical school in 1966. In my first week I would learn one of the most
valuable lessons of my life. A fellow classmate and I were in the
medical library at our school. We had been reading some science papers
assigned in an earlier class, when I noticed he was reading one paper,
that I didn’t have listed on my assignment sheet. He seemed much more
interested in that paper than in those from our assignment sheet. My
classmate would read a paragraph or two and then hurry off to the big
medical dictionary across the room. He made so many trips, I surmised
the reading must be very difficult. Finally ,my curiosity got the
better of me, and I also was beginning to worry that I might have
missed getting the assignment to read that particular paper, so I
queried him. First he responded by saying, “No, its not part of our
assignment, I’m just reading this for myself. The author is a Nobel
laureate.” He started to return to his reading, but then he paused for
a moment to look me over and for some reason he decided to share his
secret with me. “Its something more than that. It is a secret way to
learn that my Father taught me.” I leaned closer and he continued.
“When you read and understand the work of a world’s leading expert, you
can become the world’s second leading expert.” At first I didn’t know
what to say. The thought was so foreign to me. I said nothing and
returned to my study of the assigned readings. Later that evening after
class, my mind kept coming back to what my classmate had said, “When
you read and understand the work of a world’s leading expert, you can
become the world’s second leading expert.” … I have filled UnCommon Sense
with the understanding and wisdom of many of the world’s leading
experts. Please make their expert knowledge your own. Please invest a
few hours in learning the language and methods of the experts and
bootstrap yourself to a more powerful and positive future. (12/20/04)


Seeking a Definition of Disease

Thursday, August 7th, 2003

Timothy Wilken, MD writes: Since the beginning of medicine, physicians have sought an understanding of the cause and definition of disease. They have not been very successful in finding either. My personal search led to examine stress. Dr. Hans Selye discusses the definition of Stress at length in many writings. His simplest and most generally accepted definition is: “The non-specific response of the body to any demand.” Selye further defines stressor as: “that which produces stress.” … My search eventually led me to develop the Unified Stress Concept a scientific model which seeks to explain the relationship of all disease, both physiological and psychological, to a single cause. … Disease results within a living system whenever the system’s stressor adaptability (the total ability of the living system to adapt to stressors) is exceeded by the sum of the stressors acting upon the system. Disease —> when (sa – s) < 0  (where sa represents stressor adaptability and s represents stressors). … This corroborates the mind-body unification and sets a clear direction for future medicine. It could further lead to a new understanding of life, health, and wellness that would result in the eventual control and elimination most diseases and illnesses that currently afflict humankind. (08/07/03)

The Relationship Continuum

Friday, March 14th, 2003

Timothy Wilken, MD writes: Are you more happy, more effective, and more productive because of your relationships? Or, are you less happy, less effective and less productive than you would be without them. In the Relationship Continuum, each participant determines for themselves whether a relationship is synergic, neutral or adversary. All of us can quickly determine whether a relationship is good for us, and we can’t be fooled. (03/14/03)


What is the Internet for?

Friday, March 14th, 2003

Timothy Wilken, MD writes: In 1984, I imagined a future where information and knowledge flowed from home computer-communication terminals like water from a tap, electicity from a plug or gas from a spigot. I am a synergic scientist. Synergy is that postive relationship between humans when both individuals–both self and other– are mutually benefited by their relationship. Both individuals are more happy, more effective, and more productive because of relationship than they would be without the relationship. A synergic scientist seeks to know how such relationships can be created and sustained. In 1984, I originated a prototype for today’s web site. It utilized ‘state of the art’ software that allowed the user to create a RBBS–Regional Bulletin Board System–that ran on the original IBM Personal Computer and its clones. The software could serve information and files and and allow message exchange over a ‘state of the art’ 1200 baud modem to callers who using their own IBM PC ‘s could connect using 300 baud to 1200 baud modems. I called this prototype the Future Positive BBS. It was on that BBS, that individuals could download my 18 page proposal for what I called The Knowing Utility. (03/14/03)

Understanding ORDER

Friday, November 22nd, 2002

Timothy Wilken, MD writes: All ‘whole-parts’ in ‘space-time’ have substance and form. The substance is ‘matter-energy’, and form is the ‘order’. Order is relationship—the pattern, organization and form of that ‘matter-energy’. Jules Henri PoincarÈ explained in 1908: “Science is built up of facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.” … It is the order, pattern, organization, form and relationship of the facts that make a science; and the order, pattern, organization, form and relationship of the stones that make a house. An understanding of this concept of order—pattern, organization, form and relationship; and its compliment concept disorder—patternlessness, disorganization, formlessness; and relationshiplessness that is essential to a full understanding of Universe. (11/22/02)