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 Mythology of the West
America is now the Wasteland that T.S. Elliott wrote so famously about in 1925. At that point he was talking about Europe (He had no sense that America even had a chance). Elliot thought, and had good reason, with folk like Picasso, Yeats, and Pound, that the INDIVIDUAL…. would reassert himself as the hero. The […]
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 […]
The answer is underground where what sets the soul on fireis the treasure bound.Maybe that also means Prometheus found?Without judgment theregravity holds without effort.A stone’s throw takes some sweatbut not the descent.We are it’s descendants. We fall exactly the same way. Except there’s a block holding us from the answer:a willing surrender to go down.
How to Indent New Paragraphs and Line Breaks in TwentyEleven Theme.
From Dashboard go down to appearance>Customize>Additional CSS, and within that box put: Ok, I cheated a little bit. There’s apparently no CSS for automatically creating indentions for the <br> so instead, since there is code for the p tag, what I did was search for code to eliminate the gap between Paragraphs. I’m realizing now […]