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The Poem As Mask

Rating: 5.0

Orpheus

When I wrote of the women in their dances and
wildness, it was a mask,
on their mountain, gold-hunting, singing, in orgy,
it was a mask; when I wrote of the god,
fragmented, exiled from himself, his life, the love gone
down with song,
it was myself, split open, unable to speak, in exile from
myself.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 11 February 2016

Fantastic conclusion of the beautiful poem, Now, for the first time, the god lift, s his hand, the fragments join in me with their own music. Thanks for sharing.10 points.

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