Intelligence is Relative

why do flowers reach for the sunlight?
why do flowers reach for the sunlight?
Brilliance is Relative
Brilliance is Relative
a bird does not ask
a bird does not ask
wild creatures in their natural drives
wild creatures in their natural drives
Birds know their path in life with natural intelligence
Birds know their path in life with natural intelligence
A thing of beauty doe not always question
A thing of beauty doe not always question
We will Strive for more knowledge, and make new discoveries
We will Strive for more knowledge, and make new discoveries
 Bright promise
Bright promise
Dawn of A bright new World
Dawn of A bright new World

No Mystery



The finest intelligence ,and grandest of the bright,

as shadows are cast in the dark of the night.

illuminated by the moonbeam's flight,

in the daylight hours, by a warming sun's light.



Gives credence to the answer, proposed by a man,

we do what we do, achieve, as we all can.

We accept the challenges, is to be our stands,

never limiting our ability, in work of our hands.



Is the bird that flies to its Winter's retreats,

so gifted in intellect, beyond thoughts greatest feats,

Perhaps the bear that sleeps through the season,

more gifted in insight, whatever the reason?



Does the lowly insect that sheds it brown shell,

know why it becomes a butterfly, so frail,

Should the whales and bright fish in the sea,

be understanding of the seasons, that are to be?



When is a human so intuitive, and in a position,

that each may be superior, in their earthly cognition,

Must we then label our superior perception,

a product of evolution, in its relative deception?



What does determine the extent of success,

that the human race, can achieve at its best,

Does the conquering of travel to outposts in space,

give us the rights, to stand tall in our place?



The renowned speculation, that of relativity,

more clearly in focus, thus giving its clarity,

A species may not question, its conception, the lives,

is directed and rejected by only its drives.



The truth of the matter, goes far beyond reproach,

with a limit in neurons, is impossible to encroach.

The ascension, on the ladder, the progression of every man,

met in his work, and how he strives, by his hand.




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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

This is on my list of favorite poems here on hubpages. You bring to light questions I have been asking for so long. Does are need to be superior hinder our ability to evolve? Dawkins says that our inteligence stems from the use of creative thought and that creative thought is the seed that caused us to evolve, does creative thought carry arrogance as side baggage? Thank you so much for this I am sharing and rereading. Jamie


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you so much jhamann. I believe it is long past time for human kind to address the fact that we are not at the pinnacle of intelligence as of yet and that there is much work, left for us all to address. Glad you appreciated. whonu


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I have believed for some time now that intelligence is highly overrated. As you so brilliantly pointed out in your poem, is nature intelligent? Not be definition, no, and yet we higher species can learn so much from nature. :)

Lovely work my friend.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

"We accept the challenges, is to be our stands,

never limiting our ability, in work of our hands."

Questions and hope...beautifully put. Voted up and beautiful.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, tillsontitan, for your supportive comments.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Bill. I've always felt the challenge to know more and I've tried way too hard in trying do so. Now, after four college degrees and much burned hours reading and writing relating college work, I've discovered that it was mostly a big self delusional process of learning just what I was trying to avoid...boredom and sameness. I'm not totally down on attending college, but I think that If I had it to do over again, I would have gotten into a few very good technical class and paved the way for a descent income for my family's future. Sorry about the negatives. Thanks gain.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Who, what a brilliant convex of what is and what should be! If Man were to follow Nature, rather than the corporate ladder, we would all be better off. The harder Man climbs, the more those who watch gain, while the ones climbing become tired, misdirected and drown in their efforts.

Learn from Nature. As Cacius Clay once said, 'float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!'.

Awesome, awesome poem!


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks again bravewarrior for your heartening comments.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

So very beautiful and thought-provoking poetry. Very lovely art and photos. I am so astounded at us in this very time and date, of the manner in which we behave . . . that we have not grown and learned anything from our past in our love for greed and murderous acts against humanity. I can't conceive how we are still so destructive and at war with one another, but this is what is to be as explained in His Word.

Voted Way up

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

as always your wonderful comments are so well appreciated and received from the heart, Faith Reaper. thank you.


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whonunuwho 19 months ago from United States Author

To inspire those who would believe...

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