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Ananta Madhavan


Prison


When he was sent to jail
The warder did decree
His cell should be
Perfectly circular.


I attribute his madness
To this encircling doom.
For in his room
Not driven into corners,


He compulsively
Groped for the centre -
Thus did he enter
The orbed madhouse.

Submitted: Friday, February 28, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 07, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Printed in 1971.. I was bemused by our exaltation of Reason
and categories. Hence, unconsciously, I used rhymes for lines
2 and 3 of each of the three four-line stanzas, the other lines
having 'a prison-walled parole'.

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  • Rookie - 577 Points Frank Ovid (8/5/2014 9:29:00 PM)

    Some of these poems are very intriguing! You get number one (for the day) . (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 577 Points Frank Ovid (8/5/2014 9:29:00 PM)

    Some of these poems are very intriguing! You get number one (for the day) . (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,767 Points Geetha Jayakumar (3/2/2014 9:02:00 AM)

    A fantastic flow of words with great message.....It is fact, the prison changes its shape...with reason...
    Loved reading it. You have penned it very well. (Report) Reply

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