A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

all so speak

poetry began where man was made most eager
to immortalize the heroes of the imagination—

when, the scriptures came to honor men,
then, poets' praises were as good as gold. 

yet soon enough there is no one to laud;
and one does not ever speak of himself

but of transformation—translation-information;
heart to mind into the air into blazing light 

bodies to the brain, spirit to the soul,
oceans to the winds, earth to the sky,

planets as they align, stars as they are born,

moons as they decay, suns as they burn

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