dimitrios galanis

Gold Star - 30,209 Points (19.8.1945 / Patero Epirus Hellada [ Greece])

Scrip Of Reasonable Thinking - Poem by dimitrios galanis

In life's theater which passions stage
suspended everywhere the lies are starring
with all masquarade's counterfeits
upon the masque of Trueness they wear
lest it nude insults mores bonos
used to dry wefts of unspecified senses
in front of flaming heaths consolations sparkling.

Ecstatic the onlookers from its Enlightment
flood the public fora
to spread the limelight of its fiery tongue
to crowds absent.
And you who did not deigned
to attend its on scene Epiphany
dare to ask the question
whether it was its naked idol
or any counterfeit masque of it instead.

Your audacity is struck by the thunderbolts
of those 'who know' brandishing
on hand the guarantee of having it heard and seen
typed on the ticket of the performance.
What a pity, soliloquize, not to give performances
the Common Sense too,
so that you had your own scrip of reasonable thinking!

This is a translation of the poem Mε Το Εχέγγυο Του Ορθώς Φρονείν by dimitrios galanis

Topic(s) of this poem: political utopia, reasoning


Poet's Notes about The Poem

translation 1 Fab.2016

Comments about Scrip Of Reasonable Thinking by dimitrios galanis

  • Daniel Brick (2/12/2016 7:04:00 AM)


    Democracy especially depends on persuasion and persuasion depends on sincerity. Your poem shows how quickly persuasion can become ineffective when people demand simple solutions or when public speaking becomes manipulation. That is the loss of the foundation of social harmony. But we must continue to affirm that REasonable scrip. (Report) Reply

    Dimitrios Galanis Dimitrios Galanis (2/12/2016 8:14:00 AM)

    The system rejects my answers to the other two scholia of yours.I'll write them again.But, dear Daniel, no literary critic on the poem.Are they poems? Or you take into notice That I'm not apoet.What interests me more is if they can move their readers.

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  • Kelly Kurt (2/1/2016 2:50:00 PM)


    I just saw a study that rated the speaking ability of political figures in terms of average vocabulary. Donald trump was on the bottom with a communication level of a 4th grader. Very few others reached a high school level (Report) Reply

    Dimitrios Galanis Dimitrios Galanis (2/1/2016 4:28:00 PM)

    So interesting.And just on the matter.To prove their real audacity.Common Sense has no chance for a carier.Thanks a lot.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 1, 2016

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 2, 2016


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