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A Modern Paradox

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A Modern Paradox

A man of letters can only be true
to his art or his culture
- never the two-
Renowned to the degree
he prostrates himself to exigency
he'll wear the integument
of an intellectual immigrant
and know himself a subtle parody.

Should he aspire to the purely poetic
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: conflict
I know a professional Man of Letters who struggles with this conflict which I have attempted to put into poetic form.
Kim Barney 11 November 2016

Now there's a paradox for you! A very entertaining poem. Thank you for sharing.

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Howard Savage 11 January 2016

A paradox may seems contradictory, but in reality it's true.

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Liza Sudina 29 October 2015

Problems of a man of letters, a pure poet - are written with clearness and confidence!

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Sara Militello 29 October 2015

There is too much pressure on Men of Letters so their creativity suffers...

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Spock The Vegan 22 October 2015

Let's hope you and I never get into that situation!

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Sara Militello 22 October 2015

Thank you so much for your comment. I am so behind in my replies, I will have to catch up. It's because I am very incompetent on new sites and manage not to be able to find the comments. I never realized at first that there were more than one pages to the comments sections....I will work on catching up...

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M Asim Nehal 22 October 2015

Very well written poetic letter, I liked it..........10

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Sara Militello 22 October 2015

You are so kind to offer comments so quickly when I upload a new poem. I need to withdraw from some oof the other sites I use because I cannot keep up. Thanks for your comment, my friend.

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