Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 33,203 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

B: V: The Albatross - Poem by Douglas Scotney

Whatever else it may be doing
Spirit orders order
To alter its arrangements.
Order tires slowly
Sensing no way out
Or, knowing no sense in it all,
Grows a grand ambition
To do without itself,
Leave spirit free to get on with
Whatever else it's doing.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Liz asks me, 'Are you an atheist? ' while I am reading Baudelaire's 'The Albatross'.

Comments about B: V: The Albatross by Douglas Scotney

  • (8/24/2012 9:46:00 AM)


    Albatross asks 'What is your human preoccupation with unreality'. (Report) Reply

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  • Ramesh Rai (8/24/2012 12:17:00 AM)


    A GRAND POEM WITH FULL SPIRIT. LAST LINE IS EXCLUSIVELY COMPOSED - LEAVE SPIRIT...... MAGNIFICENT WRITE. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 23, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, August 24, 2012


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