davidbrucehaiku: ignorance

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IGNORANCE

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Sign of ignorance

Interested in nothing

Blind to universe

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Siegfried Sassoon: The General

“Good-morning, good-morning!” the General said
When we met him last week on our way to the line.
Now the soldiers he smiled at are most of ’em dead,
And we’re cursing his staff for incompetent swine.
“He’s a cheery old card,” grunted Harry to Jack
As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack.
But he did for them both by his plan of attack.
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Anthony Richards: “Sardonic humour: ‘The General’ by Siegfried Sassoon” (Telegraph)

An archetype for affably incompetent military leadership, the subject of Siegfried Sassoon’s “The General” echoes popular consensus of First World War failures.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/inside-first-world-war/part-nine/10803454/siegfried-sassoon-the-general.html

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Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist: A Retelling in Prose

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John Ford’s The Broken Heart: A Retelling

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning: How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

 

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height


My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight


For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.

I love thee to the level of everyday’s


Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.

I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;

I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use


In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose


With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,


Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,


I shall but love thee better after death.

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(Sonnets from the Portuguese: XLIII)


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Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist: A Retelling in Prose

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Golden Years

Poesy plus Polemics

oldage “Old Couple” by James Coates

mornings come early
and often
when bladder
resolves to rebel
dawn irrelevant
body clock wobbles
and creaks through
bent gears
while the calendar
chortles with ridicule

hourglass sands
leak from
stress cracks
slip into
dry cartilage
joints complain pain
eyesight droops
and demurs
veiled by cataracts
hairs flee the scalp
for a circular spree
round the drain

golden years
a phrase
cruelly coined
I’m convinced
by some wise ass
too young
to appreciate
old father time
has no sense of
remorse or for that
matter humor

From my book Ephemera

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