Why, my silent friend, are you still visible?
Even Orpheus, with his nightmare grip on
a hideous truth, satisfies the divisible
In us that wants all pain to be gone.
His silence, friend, is all I can give you.
His news of the underworld—
That it’s there—is a battle cry for only two:
She who believes the truth is a flag unfurled,
And he who thinks the flag unnecessary.
You! Sound the horns! Yes, you! cries Man.
If Hell has leaped into the true beneficiary
Of his true love, he must leave her a plan.
Of escape? No, that would increase the pain.
He must have her hide as something…quite  sane.

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define: extra: excess, more than is needed, required or desired; something additional of the same kind. define: simile: a simile is a type of figurative language, language that does not mean exactly what it says, that makes a comparison between two otherwise unalike objects or ideas by connecting them with the words “like” or “as.” The reader can see a similar connection with the verbs resemble, compare and liken. Similes allow an author to emphasize a certain characteristic of an object by comparing that object to an unrelated object that is an example of that characteristic. define: extra: an minor actor in a crowd scene

2 thoughts on “Two

  1. Rereading this morning, Jim, I begin to see possible interpretations. One especially comes to mind. Poor mind.

    Never mind all that. I hope the Fall over your side the ocean is at least as beautiful as legend has it.

    A Wallace Stevens poem comes next to mind. That one about Sunday morning.

    warmest wishes, John

  2. Good morning Jim. I’ve read this several times now and, while puzzled, am glad to have the opportunity to do so and to witness your imagination in flight. All the best, John.

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