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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 &#8212but, 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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