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Togetherness and Erring: A Cycle of Poems
by Christopher DeGroot (February 2018)
Swanage, Paul Nash, 1936
Herald of desert,
you levy a deeper muting;
I think on togetherness.
And remember him who uttered
regarding a crime,
and I see now more than ever
crushing the arch—
shearing the cloth—
engulfing the spring—:
this is our togetherness.
Come Other or Do Not Speak
Once a hay mind
now a constable
for a race,
but do not trust.
Hush. Hush. Hush. Hush.
Come other or do not speak.
Your field has bone around it,
and you can only harvest a price.
I want no money, said the lyrebird,
the fragment of a gavel in piercing night.
If we mean
how we live
we are ready then
to [ ]—
Brother it is
our blood washes
Not this, not this
sets a gallows
against the Flown.
Find different conductors
for gauzy foundries,
but bone, bone.
Christopher DeGroot—essayist, poet, aphorist, and satirist—is a writer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His writing appears regularly in New English Review, where he is a contributing editor, and occasionally in The Iconoclast, its daily blog. He is a columnist at Taki's Magazine and his work has appeared in The Imaginative Conservative, The Daily Caller, American Thinker, The Unz Review, Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts, and elsewhere. You can follow him at @CEGrotius.
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