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Let Us Have Madness

Rating: 3.2

Let us have madness openly.
O men Of my generation.
Let us follow
The footsteps of this slaughtered age:
See it trail across Time's dim land
Into the closed house of eternity
With the noise that dying has,
With the face that dead things wear--
nor ever say
We wanted more; we looked to find

An open door, an utter deed of love,
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Ray Burleigh 26 October 2020

Let us be honest. A new voice, a distinct voice is very hard to find. We start to sound like each other after a while. Patchen did not. Nobody sounded like patchen. He was Whitman. He was Blake. He was John Donne.

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 06 September 2020

The truth of today's generation spelt out here very candidly for how we are sacrificing love and peace for the sake of violence, very well scripted 10+++++

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Khairul Ahsan 05 September 2020

'We wanted more; we looked to find An open door, an utter deed of love' - that's of course, no madness! The poem's selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day' is a well deserved honour.

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Mahtab Bangalee 05 September 2020

We wanted more; we looked to find An open door, an utter deed of love, Transforming day's evIl darkness; .....our excess demands bring to us ultra destruction; we all shall be uprooted one day for our greed; human indomitable greed will destroy this beautiful universe; Let us have madness- I think, actually this is an ironical poem; the poet, so perfectly crafted this poem

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M Asim Nehal 05 September 2020

As we grow we feel the same way, fantastic imageries and fine flow.,

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M Asim Nehal 05 September 2020

As we grow we feel the same way, fantastic imageries and fine flow.

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Savita Tyagi 05 September 2020

This seems to be a call for accepting our failure openly and collectively with a bang of madness. No hope to be found for peace and love for future generation. it is so easy to give in to frustration if we believe strongly in only one life. Excellent expressions for whatever is its message.

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We wanted more; we looked to find An open door, an utter deed of love, Transforming day's evil darkness; but We found extended A marvellous poem

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Tariq Al 05 September 2019

Gracefully inclining us to revolution! The same goes for most generations as we find ourselves saying we wanted more or we should have done more.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 September 2019

All we have to possess is LOVE and PEACE only. Excellent poem, but rather an eerie society as the poet described. This is not my society, but truly enjoyed it as a poem to read. CONGRATULATIONS upon being chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day to the family of the late poet. As I noticed the poet died young, at 61 years of age. A precious poem to be read and to be understood. PEACE and LOVE to all of us here on PH

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