Let’s put on monocles, protract roll call,
and, in the tattered photo’s many greys,
count them in striped pajamas and berets,
these savant-frauds flogged by the wind of fall.
Daltons, Robespierres they are, experts in tune
with the great socialist experiment
who rescue boatloads to our detriment.
Let’s hoist them high and put them on the moon.
No furnace for these kosher cops and reds,
no smoke for trans-totalitarians,
only light as pale as Aryans,
and, stardust, frozen-over river beds.
March 7-9, 2018
Remembering Philip Larkin:
August 9, 1922–December 2, 1985
Remembering William Butler Yeats:
June 13, 1865–January 28, 1939
From Ezra Pound to Mike Pence
Robert N. Taylor of Changes: An Interview
Remembering Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865-January 18, 1936)
Remembering Ezra Pound (October 30, 1885 to November 1, 1972)
Remembering Aleister Crowley
(October 12, 1875–December 1, 1947)
Remembering Roy Campbell (October 2, 1901–April 22, 1957)