Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Al Franken, Roy Moore, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, and last but not least DONALD J. TRUMP.

All of the above have been accused of sexual harassment, and Trump has been accused by 16 women. Trump put out a tweet about Al Franken, which is a classic “pot calling the kettle black.”

The current POTUS, Donald J. Trump, is a serial adulterer and has been accused by 16 women of sexual harassment.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday Night Poetry






Nano-Knowledge
by Heather McHugh

There, a little right
of Ursus Major, is
the Milky Way:
a man can point it out,
the biggest billionfold of all
predicaments he's in:
his planet's street address.

What gives? What looks
a stripe a hundred million
miles away from here

is where we live.

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Let's keep it clear. The Northern Lights
are not the North Star. Being but
a blur, they cannot reassure us.
They keep moving - I think far
too easily. September spills

some glimmers of
the boreals to come:
they're modest pools
of horizontal haze, where later

they'll appear as foldings in the vertical,
a work of curtains, throbbing dim
or bright. (One wonders at
one's eyes.) The very sight
will angle off in glances or in shoots
of something brilliant, something

bigger than we know, its hints uncatchable
in shifts of mind ... So there

it is again, the mind, with its
old bluster, its self-centered
question: what

is dimming, what is bright?
The spirit sinks and swells, which cannot tell
itself from any little luster. 

1 comment:

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

If the final order is disorder,
No vanity of humanity can forestall
Quantum’s stratagem of decay
Or entropy’s indifference to all.

No matter it how ends, or when,
This was never in doubt:
Decline by design
Was ordained from the start.