The End

Clench your fists
raise your voice
use expletives

Burn your anger
burn yourself

Unwise?

The boiler will burst
the pressure, steam is too high

Turn off the fire
open the valves

Whistling, humming
telling: the end, all dust.

by Ravi Kopra

Comments (10)

great poem! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us! 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
A lighter touch from Milton, he also famously wrote Comus, A Mask for the earl of Bridgwater, which is similar in themes to Arcades. You have to admire the elegance of his writing, his knowledge of theology and classic mythology is second to none, no one will ever write like this again.
I envy the age when puissant was a word ready at hand to gloss off a line. The masterpieces will never die, we will just become too dull to perceive their light. A fine morning for a jaunt through Arcadia. Congratulations, John, on being chosen Poet of the Day. Keep up the good work! ;)
Marvelous style with equally marvelous narration of the classic gives a great joy to read. Thanks for sharing it here.
Deeply learned in mythologies, and classical literatures of Latin and Greek, John Milton's poems are ever a great task with just one reading of the poem ever!
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