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Sonnet: Metaphysical Belles

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Cesare Saccaggi (Italian, 1868-1934), 'Dante and Beatrice in the garden'
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I will love you mercilessly and will beat

my frantic wings against the pane

until something breaks inside. I will flame

like a solar fire filled with fugal heat,

and then press, press -- a wild insurgency

of barbarians crazed by inner joy --

no matter if I create or destroy,

pushed on by existential urgency.

For whether driven by Donne's tripart God,

Poe's Bells, or the stark Stravinsky's Firebird,

you move me until I am absurd

with desire -- like some burned out lightning rod --

a bird of paradise in a living hell

salivating metaphors at the knell.

 

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John Kendall Hawkins is an American ex-pat freelance journalist and poet currently residing in Australia. His poetry, commentary, and reviews have appeared in publications in Oceania, Europe and the USA, such as Cordite, Morning Star, Hanging (more...)
 

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"All, all except Phineas, constructed at infinite cost to themselves this Maginot Line against this enemy they thought they saw across the frontier, this enemy that never attacked that way--if he ever attacked at all. If indeed he was the enemy."
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Where's the line? I hear the nun is Ophelia.

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Yowzir! Yo, damn near kickin' butt, homeboy! Splish, splash, take that bath!!!

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