Category Archives: Poetry

Poetry and the Pebble King

Look who just became president of The Poetry Foundation. It’s Gordon The Pebble King and he is going to have fun, lots of fun learning the ins and outs of poetry and not just thinking all the time about pebbles … Continue reading

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Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen

Look on my works, ye mighty

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THE JOYS OF LOVE

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THE ETERNAL CURRENT

That’s you, calling me. That’s me, hearing you. Voices. Voices. Listen, my heart, as only saints have listened: until the gigantic call lifted them off the ground; yet they kept on, impossibly, kneeling and didn’t notice at all: so complete … Continue reading

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A SHORT TRIP TO CRAZY

Back in the Second World War, there were quite a few wonderful flying massacre machines. One was the B-17, known romantically as The Flying Fortress, and another was the B-24, whose nickname was The Liberator. Of the 1.5 million metric … Continue reading

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PLEASE DON’T ROUSE THE DEAD

Germany hasn’t reformed. It’s just resting. America isn’t even resting yet. America can’t end the wars now because there are orphans. A glebe cow is a cow kept on church grounds to keep the grass short. When cows get nervous, … Continue reading

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WHAT THREATENS US?

What threatens us? The lambs’ walk? Loss of our rights? Cessation of our ability to form independent opinions? A dictator? A diktatur? Unknown onlookers looking on us? Taking comfort from images of slaughter? The lambs’ walk? The March of the … Continue reading

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