Ananta Madhavan


Censored By Prudence - Poem by Ananta Madhavan

First, cast out metaphor,
For that is alchemy;
Yours is not to make magic.

Second, shun words,
For words confuse.
Less risk in silence.

Third, stop thinking,
For thought is action,
And that might hurt.

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Written in 1975, from a place where this was relevant.

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,359 Points Shahzia Batool (1/10/2014 1:36:00 AM)

    i think this is relevant here too...but one cannot agree to everything as to stop thinking is to stop living but yes silence has less risk but not everywhere...prudence is to know where to use and where to shun words... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 8, 2014


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