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The Food of the Gods

A villanelle is a kind of 19th-century French poem long derided by modern poets for its fusty, pompous formalism —but, like many things, revived when the madness of the 20th century brought about nostalgia for structure. H.G. Wells was a … Continue reading

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The Synthetic Man

This world is a Haven for Extra-terrestrial Stones. The Earth Yields them, Nestled in the dirt and Thoroughly unconcerned with Humanity. Every night, They quietly Invent perfect Copies of Men. A dream is all we are, the Nightmares of a … Continue reading

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Martian Time-Slip

Martian Time-Slip, a sonnet: Canals lie void of water in the dust, This is the dream…to stand here and see this: See old men die wrapped up in tubes and rust. A home on Mars. Beyond it, space, abyss. Reality … Continue reading

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Brightness Falls From The Air

“Brightness falls from the air” is a line from A Litany in Time of Plague, a death-themed Elizabethan poem by Thomas Nashe: Beauty is but a flower Which wrinkes will devour; Brightness falls from the air, Queens have died young … Continue reading

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