Two Poems

9 replies on “Two Poems”

Thanks! I love your prose. You’re a profound writer, I just re-visited your blog for the first time in awhile and I must say that I couldn’t stop reading. I especially agree with your ideas about Philosophy as Art, and the meaning of poetry in and of itself. That’s what I attempt to do in my work.

So did my ancestors, the Irish, and in a way they were also enslaved by Anglo Saxons. I’m a working class poet who believes that bearing witness through poetry can have a profound effect on the world. I agree with your sentiment to “keep hope alive in the city” even though I do find CA Conrad’s theory on the corrosiveness of hope pretty tantalizing. Thanks for watching.

Your poems ring true few will listen and fewer still will do something to make it right. Your two poems have me reflecting on what I can do as I drive my car and go to dinners in my suburban world as my neighbors do. My ancestors came to America after slavery so….my guilt if less but I hear you. What can a middle class cat do? Maybe write a poem or two. Keep hope alive in the city.

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