The Impresario: an alphabet (part five)

Posted by ractrose on December 31, 2016 in Art, Poems

  The Impresario Part Five   “My devoted young novice, all men are liars.” “And you, chevalier, are the worst of sinners, to call me by that name.” “I am, I own it…yet, by faith, I shan’t die unredeemed, dear Regalus. The false priest whom I served Minting coin with his blasphemous arts Pilgrims to […]

The Impresario: an alphabet (part four)

Posted by ractrose on December 21, 2016 in Art, Poems

The Impresario Part Four   Comes the impresario with a servant Of his host shouldering mystery on a brancard Lost staging pictures, lulled by the flare and death of flame Fairgoers enticed, he sees them, made to long For itching curiosity relieved A glimpse inside He stops, the way is thickening with bodies Singing comes […]

This Preserve (poem)

Posted by ractrose on December 10, 2016 in Art, Poems

  This Preserve   And the starling, though despised, prefers to say: “This preserve is not my native place.” The man who cares for nature leads Keeping a two-fingered grip on his zoom lens His Sibley in his armpit A lost wax welcoming grimace On the donor’s plaque seldom read Only when the bus is […]