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The Spectral Attitudes

Rating: 2.8
I attach no importance to life
I pin not the least of life's butterflies to importance
I do not matter to life
But the branches of salt the white branches
All the shadow bubbles
And the sea-anemones
Come down and breathe within my thoughts
They come from tears that are not mine
From steps I do not take that are steps twice
And of which the sand remembers the flood-tide
The bars are in the cage
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Susan Williams 26 April 2018
Sounds like a Dada poem except... except there is such odd beauty in each line that does not seem to have anything to do with the line before or after it... except somehow I feel they do. A very surreal kind of beauty going on here. I must read more by him
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Edward Kofi Louis 26 April 2018
Stage! ! Sage; The bars are in the cage. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Gajanan Mishra 26 April 2018
untie the knots of love, good
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Kumarmani Mahakul 26 April 2018
A well depicted poem shared here astutely.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 26 April 2018
Such a great poem by Andre Breton??????
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Dr Antony Theodore 26 April 2018
And I watched over myself and my thoughts like a night watchman in an immense factory Keeping watch alone great expressions all through out the poem, thank u dear poet. tony
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Wind And Little Else 09 March 2016
"The circus always enchants the same tramlines." Indeed.
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Dutendra Chamling 12 November 2015
...A woman pledged herself there one day This woman became so bright that I could no longer see her With these eyes which have seen my own self burning... Beautiful.
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Ramesh T A 01 September 2015
Opposing attitudes and splitting of it in parts this poem deals in detail with minute observation in life!
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Also the futility of striving for achievement in waking normality. I attach no importance to life, I do not matter to life.
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K.c. Ford 01 September 2015
Seems to jump all over the place. Too spaced out for me.
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Kim Barney 01 September 2015
Me, too.
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He was the founder of the Surrealist movement.
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M Asim Nehal 02 December 2018
Yes I agree. It happens with some poets
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