iraq (through vietnam’s perspective)

June 21, 2008 at 12:43 pm 1 comment

iraq (through vietnam’s perspective)
these are
     marred reflections, stung
within the eye like some breezecast sandgrain; i
   pretend to view the sky,

scrying
for portents while really avoiding
the past’s dark and secret visions
of foreign wars and past century’s

duly named and proclaimed
victories, never
of course admitting defeat

and i realize these are mazed echoes.
relevance’s beaconed guide, meant ward
against meaning’s lack, has suddenly become

our jailer,
quite possibly
our executioner
—————————————————-
Glenn

 

–Remember that first and foremost I’m a poet.  I’m hesitating markedly over posting an analysis, or rather mostly where [in many ways same subject as poem, just in prose and therefore a hell of a lot longer and more visibly complex.  I have the feeling it will be under what was going to be my writing pseudonym (rather easy to find if anyone cares to look at all carefully), whether on LiveJournal or in a new blog I start here.  The reason is simply that I actually did have the clearance I claim, and there’s such a thing as overdoing visibility, potentially.  I certainly have kept my mouth shut about a couple of things.

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  • 1. Vietnam » iraq (through vietnam’s perspective)  |  June 21, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    […] iraq (through vietnam’s perspective)iraq (through vietnam’s perspective) these are marred reflections, stung within the eye like some breezecast sandgrain; i pretend to view the sky,. scrying for portents while really avoiding the past’s dark and secret visions … […]

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