Put to Sleep (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 13 May 2019 in Art, Poems

    Put to Sleep   See in his confusion the never-clean corner Never touch the waste of thought ebbs And pushed by other thoughts No better than the last Fear and reverie whirl here into scum ponds He is feeling bad for someone No, he feels sorry, envy drains the heart― For himself…he feels […]

The Public Waits for a Hint (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 11 May 2019 in Art, Poems

    The Public Waits for a Hint   They wait for a waking alarm Each day dispels from flailing hands that drag away the mask The vision of a stranger whose mind accepts Cannoned across the continent by a clanging chime He accepts, now you must stop rebelling Like the good of the nation […]

Where End Meets Beginning: Ninth Pale Knight

Posted by ractrose on 10 May 2019 in Art, Poems

    The Folly The Legend of the Pale Knight     Where End Meets Beginning   Now, he allows for those romantic fancies That titillate the female set Virginia, Trout views with an oblige suited To a scientific man’s noblesse Trout, who knows his shutter speeds And chemical baths—and grades of films Appropriate for […]

Bride to Be (part five)

Posted by ractrose on 8 May 2019 in Art, Poems

    Bride to Be (part five)   Alderic. Do I not know the name? Is he that man Tills yon spit of land, so thin and barren Trades in horses… Have a care, young daughter. Vestal to a carven goddess These our conquerors will have you cloistered There your nose may humbly point, as […]

Is Nothing (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 6 May 2019 in Art, Poems

    Is Nothing   Sacred, you would be inclined to add Sacred, draw an image from the void A graven image or a prunish pose Whatever state of mind or objectivity Beats our bargains must remain in inventory Is nothing nothing nothing is Can stop us now | but a dream To lose by […]

Song of Trout: Eighth Pale Knight

Posted by ractrose on 4 May 2019 in Art, Poems

  The Folly The Legend of the Pale Knight     Song of Trout   There is no harm in others underestimating one’s fortitude Matthew Piers Trout has reason to be sure of it Sure as he’d known, from school days, loneliness mutate into priestly hauteur Mysteries performed behind the darkroom door Life given purpose, […]

Urgency (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 29 Apr 2019 in Art, Poems

    Urgency   Being on a holiday maker’s tramline That rendezvous with Moment Or the narrow, might be boulder-strewn Road that hugs the mountainside Just past the curve, or here. Where you are marooned. Warning signs say      warning signs say ROCK FALLS Rock falls…it won’t help knowing You hardly know how to do the […]

Sinister: Seventh Pale Knight

Posted by ractrose on 27 Apr 2019 in Art, Poems

    The Folly The Legend of the Pale Knight     Sinister   Reputation, for those into whose veins, Embarrassment taps easily and oft, Be-crimsoning the cheek, that turns aside in haste; And cutting cruelly like a two-edged sword— Though by a most humble squire raised   What’s all this? Roscoe demands, and mutters […]

For the Gullible (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 22 Apr 2019 in Art, Poems

    For the Gullible   Is there nothing on earth, not entertainingly atwist No limit to the pride…your little marvels tucked In caches Rose-colored glasses awfully passé What will you spend your money on, now you have so much There are no paper fortunes left   A vast amount of daylight goes to thinking […]

The Spectre Knows: Sixth Pale Knight

Posted by ractrose on 20 Apr 2019 in Art, Poems

    The Folly The Legend of the Pale Knight     The Spectre Knows   ‘Then further,’ says the guest, ‘we are not talking about intuition. If a railwayman observe that passengers are in the habit of jumping from the cars before the train comes to a halt, he may say, ‘There you have […]