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Let Us Have Madness
(13 December 1911 - 8 January 1972 / Ohio)

Let Us Have Madness

Let us have madness openly.
O men Of my generation.
Let us follow
The footsteps of this slaughtered age:
See it trail across Time's dim land
Into the closed house of eternity
With the noise that dying has,
With the face that dead things wear--
nor ever say
We wanted more; we looked to find
An open door, an utter deed of love,
Transforming day's evil darkness;
but We found extended hell and fog Upon the earth,
and within the head
A rotting bog of lean huge graves.

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Gracefully inclining us to revolution! The same goes for most generations as we find ourselves saying we wanted more or we should have done more.
All we have to possess is LOVE and PEACE only. Excellent poem, but rather an eerie society as the poet described. This is not my society, but truly enjoyed it as a poem to read. CONGRATULATIONS upon being chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day to the family of the late poet. As I noticed the poet died young, at 61 years of age. A precious poem to be read and to be understood. PEACE and LOVE to all of us here on PH
Startling images have been created to bring out the harsh reality of old age. Thanks & Congrats.
Without regret or bitterness. A nice conceptualization.
We wanted more we looked to find An open door, an utter deed of love" Well deserved modern poem of the Day.
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