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Mr. Cogito And The Imagination

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Mr. Cogito never trusted
tricks of the imagination

the piano at the top of the Alps
played false concerts for him

he didn't appreciate labyrinths
the Sphinx filled him with loathing

he lived in a house with no basement

without mirrors of dialectics
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Tom Hadley 04 April 2018

Knowing how the Nazis used words to hide meaning, knowing with certainty 'a knife is a knife' is crucial in the service of truth. We live in an era where words again are more smokescreens than beacons for meaning.

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Kim Barney 08 February 2015

Mr. Cogito was rather a boring person, wasn't he? As Rajnish Manga says, he would never have been a poet!

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Rajnish Manga 08 February 2015

Mr Cogito's dislike for a world full of imagination is sure to debar him to become a poet or the merchant of dreams. Look at these magical lines which are so adorable: the piano at the top of the Alps / played false concerts for him. My heart goes out to the composer of this wonderful poem.

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