walt martin

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Material World - Poem by walt martin

Feral minds grope blind for light,
avaricious constrictions in delusional flight;
know not honor, but numbing deceit,
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  • (8/25/2007 8:18:00 AM)

    I often wondered why we think so often in opposites. I think you have supplied me with the answer: We can find so many examples of each. I have been reading poems by Richard Wilbur who has quite a few of 'opposite' poems which are interesting and amusing. Here is a shorter one:

    What is the opposite of road?
    I'd say the answer is abode.
    'What's an abode? ' you ask, I'd say
    It's ground that doesn't lead away -
    Some patch of earth where you abide
    Because it makes you satisfied.
    Abodes don't take you anwhere,
    Because you are already there.
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  • (7/9/2007 5:42:00 AM)

    Oh wow, what a thought-provoking stunner, in a perfectly flowing presented piece. Erudite and engaging, in a dark (whcih is good!) way. Of course, the experience of remorse if perhaps a saving grace...for the observer, anyway. t x (Report)Reply

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  • (7/8/2007 9:55:00 AM)

    A highly concentrated poem of real power on the modern disease, replete with vowel and consonant as well as standard rhymes, and a mercury smooth metre. Brilliant in form and content. I do wonder though if some of these people will have enough latent character to experience remorse somewhere down the road. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/5/2007 8:38:00 AM)

    Truly, the pursuit of self-satisfaction at the expense of our fellows leaves us empty monsters grinding away on the downward spiral.
    I enjoyed your application of multiple rhyme schemes here.
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  • Elysabeth Faslund (7/3/2007 9:47:00 PM)

    Truly, the material world. While reading, I got the impression it was a snake you were also alluding to. That, indeed, is a parallel that I, as a reader can make. Many interpretations to this work. Intrigueing, curious...a flippin challenge is what it is! Good! ! xxElysabeth (Report)Reply

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  • (6/28/2007 11:40:00 PM)

    Another well written poem! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/26/2007 3:45:00 PM)

    You've painted a rather grim picture but no one can argue with the truth! (Report)Reply

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