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
Then Short gentleman with the booming voice You’d run up to the stage like a batter to the plate Beaming as though the whole world loved you Never complaining as they goosed you off the floor When you hit the “Oklahoma” chorus. After Hey! I haven’t seen you in ten or fifteen years. You … More Tiny Man with the Big Voice at the Derby
The Fragility of Human Perception
Dear stranger: Forgive my city For locking its papers And keeping your coin Running you ragged without hospitality. Still you’re drunk And you know it, but as your friend said It’s the only way you can take people’s bullshit.
I see a Mama’s Pizza sign up ahead . And I wonder who the real mama is And what kinda pizza she’d make? And there’s a picture of mama Right there up on the sign Kinda 50’s hair, Sorta broad slightly smilin’ face, Class of Ernest Borgnine maybe. But I can’t stop thinkin’ What kinda … More Mama’s Pizza