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The Blind Man and the Limited Edition Minotaur

by Bertram Sparagmos

The footnotes writhe and turn around
The text
That was afore its meaning to frame with anecdotal
Caress and catch
Like that sad tree
...m has grown through the center of the earth
And a more solemn
Fate is none
Than to

Are stairwells only as deep as we allow
or perceive
And the architect of retribution should have his plan
By neither architrave nor pediment?

The key concept
is if you believe
In the one Big Sum...

Or the Parts.


Posted on 09/20/2012
Copyright © 2018 Bertram Sparagmos

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 09/20/12 at 02:17 PM

a potently articulated ode and artfully expressed, not to mention, highly waxing in philosophy. welcome to Pathetic.

Posted by Paul Lastovica on 09/21/12 at 01:53 PM

can't have the big picture without the details - gotta have faith in both the means, and the end. Welcome to Pathetic, Bertram. :)

Posted by Joe Cramer on 09/22/12 at 03:01 PM

... excellent.... welcome to Pathetic.....

Posted by Jody Pratt on 10/04/12 at 09:42 PM

"The key concept is if you believe In the one Big Sum... Or the Parts." You pulled this poem together nicely. You have an assorted vocabulary and combined with the style of writing you used here, you pulled off something alluring and thought provoking.

Posted by Max Bouillet on 10/22/12 at 11:40 PM

The stairwell is the sum of the stairs that delve into the mind of the author. Each step is understanding and the amount of steps varies between reader and writer. The destination may be different for each reader but the writer... the writer is the handrails.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 04/21/17 at 12:10 PM

Congratulations on a fine poem. I dig the working parts of it, the all of which are finely assembled.

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