Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 30, 2014

Threnody


Poesy plus Polemics

"Renaissance Man" Painting by David Larson Evans From dailypainters.com “Renaissance Man”
Painting by David Larson Evans
From dailypainters.com

I’m six-hundred years old
and by merely one toe
my life straddles millennia
a miserable fortune
this era beyond me
too fast and too hostile
too ugly with philistine princes
I belong to that past when
minds opened to rigorous
learning when eyes adored
arts that perfected humanity
raising up visions aligning
reborn aspirations to
limitless new possibilities

it can’t be right that I die here
so far from my home from my
time from the forces that even
when brutal gave substance
and shape to my animate dreams
it’s not right that my renaissance
ghost be so cruelly abandoned
to wander and wail disconnected
from everything touched
by familiarly intimate hands
unable to find in the strangeness
the path made by God to
the white gates of paradise

then again it is only the stillborn
who die in the same…

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