#WADOD – Day 16: March 16th 2019

Do read this blog – a very interesting and demanding (of the poet) project. I’m finding it challenging and moving.

Martyn Crucefix

Works and Days of Division – 29 poems by Martyn Crucefix

Drawing on two disparate sources, this sequence of mongrel-bred poems has been written to respond to the historical moment in this most disunited kingdom. Hesiod’s Works and Days – probably the oldest poem in the Western canon – is a poem driven by a dispute between brothers. The so-called vacana poems originate in the bhakti religious protest movements in 10-12th century India. Through plain language, repetition and refrain, they offer praise to the god, Siva, though they also express personal anger, puzzlement, even despair. Dear reader – if you like what you find here, please share the poems as widely as you can (no copyright restrictions). Or follow this blog for future postings. Bridges need building.

cq5dam.web.1280.1280Saturday 16.03.2019

‘between a drowning man’

between a drowning man and my child’s skinny dipping

between lip and kiss

between brother

and…

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