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I Philomela - CM

Blessed be the hour when angels shake my filth off their wings. The night was a garden of eyes*. Luckily, days are blind. Mute with the sinful obsession, deaf to the call of blood, I look forward to the next night coming, burning with shame. * “The Blue Bouquet” by Octavio Paz. Philomela, daughter of the king of Athens, is a figure in Greek mythology. She was visiting her sister, Procne, wife of the king of Fokida, Tereus. Tereus violated Philomela and ripped out her tongue to hide his crime. Angry Procne killed her son from Tereus and fed the husband his meat. Zeus turned Philomela into swallow, Procne — into nightingale and Tereus — into hoopoe. 25.08.2019 Choose An Octavio Paz Line Poetry Contest Sponsored by: nette onclaud Syllables Per Line: 8 6 8 6 0 8 6 8 6

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Date: 8/31/2019 10:50:00 PM
Kurt, love the line, when angels shake my filth off their wings. Congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 8/30/2019 5:06:00 PM
KUrt, I am so happy I got to share a second placement with you and some others. You truly did an outstanding job!! Congrats.
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 8/30/2019 6:58:00 PM
Thank you so much, Andrea) It's an honor and pleasure to share any placement with such a master like you.
Date: 8/30/2019 12:26:00 AM
ohh, a mythical variation of the theme which has this fascinating, sordid feel about it...thanks for being part of my contest with my huge congrats on your win, kurt!..huggs
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 8/30/2019 5:13:00 AM
Thank you, Nette. Participation in your content gave me pleasure and introduced me to a new genre. Besides, I was glad to see old good Octavio again, whom I had read ages ago. God bless you and your contestants)
Date: 8/27/2019 6:28:00 PM
oh my gosh yours is so profound next to mine. I have not posted mine yet, but this one is sure to rate high. Mine I am not so sure about!!
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 8/28/2019 10:28:00 AM
Pls, post, Andrea. It's an honor to challenge such a master like you)
Date: 8/25/2019 11:49:00 AM
Ouch such drama! Well penned, Kurt.
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 8/28/2019 10:28:00 AM
Thanks, Line)