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“LIKE A MADMAN THINKS HE'S GOD, WE THINK WE'RE MORTAL”. Delaland, Speech on Shadows Transparency is the key to the social harmony. Transparent people pass through each other like light through water. No one blocks out the sunshine, no one bars the way, no one stands in line in front of the other. The content of pockets, stomachs and minds are all in plain view. Mutual permeability, politeness, indifference. The see through popeyed souls, as sleepy as fish in an aquarium, come alive only at the sight of you, poet. You're opaque and therefore dangerous. You're a poet and therefore guilty. Alas, there is nothing more impenetrable than the walls in a transparent prison. But soon, from the height of your scaffold, you will see the world as opaque as you that awaits you on the other side of life. get him grab his legs hold him down I'll chop it off… where'd you go poet Dedicated to Cincinnatus C., the protagonist of the novel "Invitation to a Beheading" by Vladimir Nabokov 21.11.2019 Opaque Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Anthony Slausin

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Date: 11/28/2019 11:59:00 PM
Congrats on your winning poem Kurt
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Date: 11/24/2019 8:59:00 PM
Kurt, I like your poem and dedication to Cincinnatus. 'nothing more impenetrable than the walls in a transparent prison;. So well done the beheaded. -Richard
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Date: 11/24/2019 12:29:00 PM
Dear soupers, I'll be away for some time. I wish you and your muses good luck and inspiration. Hoping to see you soon. Rays of love)
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Date: 11/24/2019 7:47:00 AM
Very powerful. Will place high. Glad to have stumbled on your writing today. SuZ
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 11/24/2019 12:20:00 PM
Thank you very much, Suzanne. Glad to meet you)