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Letters From A Man In Solitary

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I carved your name on my watchband
with my fingernail.
Where I am, you know,
I don't have a pearl-handled jackknife
(they won't give me anything sharp)
or a plane tree with its head in the clouds.
Trees may grow in the yard,
but I'm not allowed
to see the sky overhead...
How many others are in this place?
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Ratnakar Mandlik 05 February 2019
The mental set-up and bleak mind set of one undergoing solitary confinement is wonderfully mirrored through the emotive stance in this poem. Thanks for sharing and congrats modern poem of the Day.
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Practicing Poetess 05 February 2019
What a sad poem capturing the futility of being in solitary confinement.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 05 February 2019
Marvelous poem by Nazim Hikmet......
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Edward Kofi Louis 05 February 2019
Dryness! ! ! Broken mirror. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Rajnish Manga 05 February 2019
A very sensational narrative from a solitary confinement with a meticulous description of prevailing conditions and restrictions. Thanks to the poet and the translator. I quote: No doubt my state can be explained physiologically, psychologically, etc.
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Dr Antony Theodore 05 February 2019
Today they took me out in the sun for the first time. And I just stood there, struck for the first time in my life by how far away the sky is, how blue and how wide. a very good poem. tony
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Tom Allport 05 February 2019
A thoughtful write of a life trapped in the cell of a living? ....
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Neeson 05 February 2019
Google paid for every week online work from home 8000 to 10000 dollars.i have received first month $24961 and $35274 in my last month paycheck from Google and i work 3 to 5 hours a day in my spare time easily from home. It's really user friendly and I'm just so happy that I found out about it..go to this site for more details... So I started........... www.GeoSalary.com
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Ruta Mohapatra 05 February 2019
An intense write! Corrections!
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