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July 1, 2022

Paideia, Book I of Colloquies, A Review of Civilization in Little Songs   Wonder what Isocrates might have made of me.  A Greek, I suppose.  As ipso facto he did, just as he made you, Greek.  We are who we are by how we know of what we are, universally, biologically, creatures who can know…

Pliny, Beautiful Living
June 1, 2022

Classical Poets and Expansive Poetry When you come to be my age (God willing, you do) patterns reveal themselves, show themselves more real than real, mutable things.  But then, alike you, I have always seen patterns, and this the cause, I suppose, that we are classical poets.  Something about the pattern patterning, God’s universe, the…

May 1, 2022

The Barbarity Renewed Stanza   Each day upon waking the progressive pisses, snarls, reads her New York Times or watches his CNN, renews fury, and ventures into civilization to destroy it.  Or sometimes families tune their collective consciousness to NPR and disappear into fog, never to awaken.  Each new day barbarity is renewed in anger…

January 1, 2022

Modern Art: An Exhibition in CriticismModern Art is antique.Modern Art is old.Modern Art is so last century.Modern Art is an oxymoron, neither modern nor art. Modern Art: An Exhibition is Criticism is a book ofinvective,satire,mudslinging,ridicule,and other devices of respectable pedigree. Modern Art: An Exhibition in Criticism isa jokebook,a critique,a history,a biography,a gem of the poet’s…

December 15, 2020

You might like to know: my Sun is in Venus, my Scorpio is Ascendant, my Mars is in Pisces, my Venus is in Virgo, my Moon is in Taurus … that art is varied, variable of element, color, form.  You might like to know, that Art is the idea made real; that Art is fashioned…

Priapeia Poetry article mosaic
February 29, 2020

Bunyan’s Chores, A First Fancy: Ax in Hand. Perhaps you learned of Paul Bunyan from stories in books mother-read or father-read at bed-time, in rainy-day books you read to yourself, or by pass-the-time tales when in-the-car with family.  Perhaps you stood in the shadow of a gargantuan Bunyan statue, or rode on the wide back…

February 15, 2020

LITERATURE Essay 1: Homer, Hesiod, Homeric Hymns Part 2: Homer, Odyssey; What We Are * * * Sing through me, O Muse, of the man of many turnings, many devices who off-course wandered time-and-again after plundering the citadel of high walled Ilium.  Many cities he saw, many men, and learned their minds; many pains he…

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