Thursday, June 26, 2014
poem || Lawrence Upton
The only deal on offer: an expert speaks
Total capitulation retreats to passion.
The truth of this makes realism again
and again, by dissimulation, and sensualism.
Yet it's dangerous to empathise
to achieve objectivity. Thus, civilisation:
an emblematic idea devoted to Earthly treasure,
moral force bearing speech serially
(the whole thing may be overacted)
despite gross mistranslation
with undertones of corruption
transmitting influence. Dualingsources exist together.