Shadows in the cave

Old man Plato had cultivated shadows
That constituted the truth of  the cave
And outside , a blinding sun of the sky
His sky reveals truth flowing from sun.

Poetic magic unfurls an untruth's flag
A perspective of a banyan in  blue sky
And its lake of shadows; poetry words
Are but ripples on its vast lake of truth.

The banyan is not of the lake nor of  sky
Only an approximation to Plato's reality. 
Poetry words release his cave prisoners
From shadows of truth, from his allegory.

(About Plato's famous Allegory of Prisoners in the Cave)


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