T Wignesan


Villanelle: The Dilemma Of The Non-Violent - 41 - Poem by T Wignesan

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 41

More the imagination more damnation
Where would Earth be without Galileo’s lens
The Truth dares us in the face – condemnation

Ancient Greeks refined the mind spirit nation
And yet let their gods abuse their common sense
More the imagination more damnation

All roads led to Rome and the Inquisition
El Hidalgo de la Mancha’s comeuppance
The Truth dares us in the face – condemnation

Quixotic souls in windmills seek ruination
Who made Socrates take hemlock in Athens
More the imagination more damnation

Which mundane god revealed depths of Creation
Which holy tract mysteries of Existence
The Truth dares us in the face – condemnation

Hermeneutics – art of deviation
How we love to split mythic hairs with incense
More the imagination more damnation
The Truth dares us in the face – condemnation

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2015

Topic(s) of this poem: violence

Form: Villanelle


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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 11, 2015



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