Sunday, February 8, 2015

One more

"On the paintings of Winston Churchill
Yes, Plato had more in mind
he was unwilling to say to those
monstrous kings with their thousand ships:

the philosopher-poet, the painter-king,
or some other some-such combination
Aeschylus or Sophocles might have devised:

aspiring always toward Beauty, yet
gouging his eyes for Truth
or perhaps the reciprocal:

gazing upon a soldier on a beach,
wavering, knee-deep before he splendidly
collapses unable to see,

and a rejuvenated tree by the water,
growing out of the rocks,

and blowing, furiously, in the wind.