Attempting an Explication of the Second Coming by W.B. Yeats

Turning and turning in the widening gyre   The falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere   The ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack all conviction, while the worst   Are full of passionate intensity.Surely some revelation is at hand;Surely the Second Coming is…

The Secret Voice

The screen is up andBorough Boy is being euthanizedexactly as I write this5:18pm on Labor Day, 6:18 whereit’s happening in Saratoga, New York.The last race of the last day of the iconic meet. No one knowswhat is and what is not.History is stilland could break both waysin superposition. People don’t know if they are themselves…

Changing My Mind About Publishing in Today’s Media Landscape

I pulled into Kroger’s tonight, and what I felt was a good poetic line seemed to flash into me —like so many do that don’t necessarily have a direct meaning consciously, but feel like they came from another place and I am just the receiver and feel like they are pointing towards something that is…

Two New Iambic Dimeter Poems

The neurons fire In love tonight The singing choir relieves my fright sleep with the Rose submerge the sea The bower knows what’s inside me She’ll come again another door her song the wind ears to the floor. Don’t say a word. Love’s almost born. —————————- Let conscious breathe you won’t I know but can’t…

A New Poem in Iambic Trimeter: Visiting Isis’ Sister

I know it wasn’t fair to those who dance below: Between our creaky stair Descends our nightly ghost. I’ve come to see my girl Her sister plays alone. Here in her deathly world Her grievance sings her song. What does she want from me? A willingness to die? Like Jesus on the tree, A needle…

Hafiz Poems

In A Tree House Light Will someday split you open Even if your life is now a cage, For a divine seed, the crown of destiny, Is hidden and sown on an ancient fertile plain You hold the title to. Love will surely bust you wide open Into an unfettered, blooming new galaxy Even if…