Weaving a web of intricate design Over air A spider frames space; Under shadows, a cat stalks his prey. Watching the night We wait Soon the sky will speak. A cricket chirps and the silence sings; Near the moon a moth flicks its wings As gauze of Selena drifts over earth Smiling Phoebus reclines on … More Anticipation
T.S. Elliot, expatriate American poet living in Britain between the great wars of the 20’th century, states that Dante Alighieri, Italian poet of the 1300’s, and William Shakespeare of Elizabethan England during the 1500’s, dominate Europe’s modern literary traditions; as such their writings appear as examples to be imitated by poets in the centuries that … More Dante, Shakespeare & T.S. Elliot
Thoughts central to Shakespeare’s sonnets are beauty, procreation, nature and time. Personal beauty overcomes the ravages of time by procreation, “Die single and thy image dies with thee.”(sonnet 3) “For never-resting time leads summer on/To hideous winter and confounds him there;”(Sonnet 5) In the twentieth century T.S. Elliot sees time as a static mental construct, … More Time & Timelessness
The spell that clears the mind Draws the dreamer back Earthward, sun-sprayed Defined by brick and leaf And the veil they make i’ the sun In the hush as grass waves; And all that’s disregarded returns From under the shadow of forgetfulness.
Reflecting things eternal. … More The Cave