Vi Ransel


Vi Ransel Poems

1. Your Bass (For Walter Booker) 8/28/2006
2. Catalysis 8/28/2006
3. Reds 8/29/2006
4. The Price Of Democracy... 8/29/2006
5. Soylent Greed 8/29/2006
6. St. Valentine's Day Massacre For Jazz - 1976 8/30/2006
7. American Diversion 8/30/2006
8. Little Boat 8/28/2006
9. Cat's Eyes 8/28/2006
10. Last October Day 8/28/2006
11. The Manchurian Consumer 10/2/2008
12. Serial Killers 10/3/2008
13. The Snake Charmer 10/4/2008
14. Ignominium 10/6/2008
15. La Plaisanterie Cruelle (The Cruel Joke) 10/10/2008
16. Omphalos (Or Archetypal Conceit) 10/13/2008
17. The Riding Lesson 10/13/2008
18. Equivocation 10/14/2008
19. The Last Supper 10/14/2008
20. Original Sin (Or Rotten To The Core) 10/15/2008
21. The Steer's Revenge (Or You Are What You Eat) 10/15/2008
22. Meat 101 10/22/2008
23. Impression 8/28/2006
24. The Epiphragm 8/28/2006
25. Mumbo Jumbo 6/19/2009
26. Flammes De L'Enfer 6/19/2009
27. Existential Expenses 6/19/2009
28. The Ladies Who Lunch Alone 6/19/2009
29. Sweet Sultan 8/28/2006
30. The Diminution Of Addition 10/14/2008
31. The Envy Of Creation 10/8/2008
32. Garbage (The Manifest Destiny Of Wage Slaves) 10/9/2008
33. Black Pearls 10/10/2008
34. Visible Wisdom 8/28/2006
35. Paul Revere 6/4/2007
36. Key Change 8/28/2006
37. Caveat Emptor (Or The Poisoned Apple) 2/4/2009
38. Instant Karma 10/4/2008
39. Desperado (For Henry David Thoreau) 10/1/2008
Best Poem of Vi Ransel

Desperado (For Henry David Thoreau)

It is moral courage
makes the woman
or man.
Conversely,
physical courage
is quite common.

While he has never had
the moral courage
to take a stand against
'might makes right' itself,
the same man,
raised never to restrain himself
from resorting to force
as a first, and only, option,
still finds himself
hailed a hero
in an inversion
of moral law.

And the woman
with the courage
to live outside the confines
of the kitchen,
the bedroom
and
the nursery
still faces a lingering
label of perversion,
seen as...

Read the full of Desperado (For Henry David Thoreau)

Key Change

Light classical
parfum d'
Debussy pink&white
cherryapple snow
in May
merely hints at heady
Big Mama Thornton
Lilac Blues
in June.

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