MAYAKOVSKY IN BLUE

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Mayakovsky in blue

             but unable

                   unwilling

             to accept

    communism, futurism,

              violence

 

      and though the dada

                 is filtered

         with intellectualism

 

    though what is

             what it be

      though I see

           & hear

    words of prophets

              denounced

 

Little sense made

       misunderstood

                 by masses

 

       unable

          unwilling

 

Flowing streams

              of thought

      slaloming along

             consciousness

 

           of a poetry

                     unkown

                         unfulfilled

 

                unknown

                 unfullfilled

 

 

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I think I get this, but not

I think I get this, but not entirely sure.  Could you explicate this for me?


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I was kinding making fun of

I was kinding making fun of the swiftness with which some intellectuals were to embrace communism.  I wrote this many moons ago so sometimes, I'm left trying to guess what the Hell I was writing about.

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Understood, and yes, they did

Understood, and yes, they did seem to latch on to the program of what then was called the Social Democrat Party (if I recall my Russian history correctly), which, under the agitation of Lenin evolved into the Bolshevik party and then the Communist party. 


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People believe all kinds of

People believe all kinds of crazy things these days