Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Poetic Justice

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We are the people of Stupidity Street*

For us remains a blind sky

A blanket of rheumy air

A few dead sparrows

A scarecrow

In a desert

And sighs

Of poets

 

 

*I used the title ‘Stupidity Street’ of Ralph Hodgson’s poem here.

 


Submitted to Susan’s Midweek Motif ~Justice or Poetic Justice @ Poets United

19 comments:

  1. Oh wow, you took the same tack I did, but did it so succinctly and powerfully. Fantastic, Sumana! Stupidity Street indeed!

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  2. Disturbing,elegant imagery - this poem has an enigmatic smile.

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  3. This gave me goosebumps because of its sharp truth. Yes we live on stupidity street. I'm hoping we move.

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  4. This is so vivid with the harsh reality of life..!
    xoxo

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  5. Sadly, there's much truth here.

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  6. I found the link to Hodgson's eerie poem! Yours is harsher still, echoing the world ending of TS Eliot and Sherry, along with the sighs of us poets. Whew!

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  7. Whew, Sumana! I like the way you can write poems of various types. Not sure I want to live on "Stupidity Street." Smiles.

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  8. Sumana,

    Stupidity Street, is suffering from overcrowding I would think. So many stuffed together, of the same outlook..Following one after the other..Superb image..

    Eileen

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  9. Sadly we often turn the wrong way and find ourselves of Stupidity Street.

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  10. Poetic indeed. The time when those who knew better and were ignored is always upon us.

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  11. i liked how this poem shrank to the end... gave it power

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  12. Disturbing ...but, yes, we are indeed a bunch of idiots, we do not know how to go from sunrise to sunset and end up feeding nature with more and more deaths! Great piece!

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  13. Leading to a vanishing point!!

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  14. Ah, Sumana! You presented this naked view, so vulnerable...'A blanket of rheumy air' such image ...and just 'sigh of poets' make it more than emptiness and giving the hope ...wow...I believe we need go deeper inside for the verse to start expanding....hugs

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  15. Don't we all cross that street at some point of our complicated or simple lives? lol...and believe me, love is another reason we stay on that street for too long. blessed weekend to you Sumana!!!

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  16. scarecrow or hangman? both represent justice?

    Joy From Acts of Pleasure

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  17. The sighs of poets....so beautiful!

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  18. Great poem, Sumana, outlining succinctly what we as foolish humans get - exactly what we deserve if we live on "Stupidity Street" and ignore the "sighs of poets"...

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  19. This is so intense and scathing. You landed your deserved outrage adroitly with a few extremely well chosen words. Excellent writing, Sumana.

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