Josephine Miles Poems
|2.||[Down From Another Planet They Have Settled To Mend]||12/24/2015|
|5.||Effort for Distraction||4/18/2016|
|7.||Fields of Learning||4/18/2016|
|16.||[Throwing his life away,]||4/18/2016|
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[Down From Another Planet They Have Settled To Mend]
Down from another planet they have settled to mend
The Hampton Institute banisters. They wear bow ties and braces.
The flutings they polish with a polished hand.
Wingless, they build and repair
The mansions of what we have thought to be our inheritance.
Caution and candor they labor to maintain.
They are out of phase. I prepare
To burn all gentle structures, greek or thatch,
Under the masterful torch of my president here and abroad,
Till stubble outsmolders, and muslim and buddhist crack
In the orbit of...
Effort for Distraction
for Henry Adams
Effort for distraction grew
Ferocious and paced, that was its exercise.
Effort for distraction strained,
Legged in the hour-like single stretch
Its heels and sight to feel, so slit its eyes.