‘Heralding Battle and Blood’ Slash 4/4: Transformations Poems (Book 5)

6 Aug

TRANSFORMATIONS

George Braque Metamorphoses

February 2013-March 2014

17 poets, 15 months, creating 1 contemporary reworking of Ovid’s Metamorphoses

See the Transformations Page for more details or the ‘Present Collaborations’ Tab

__________________

Poems Inspired by Book 5

>>Featuring:

Nell Perry and Karin Heyer

___

.

.Dew Point

by Nell Perry

.

Dew Point  2 by Nell Perry

 

.

Human Destructiveness, Now and Then

by Karin Heyer

.

Loaded gun held up high

towards a bound man at a simple pole

And

fearful fire riddles the still air and his body.

A musician sings near the corner of a street,

He was made for times of peace.

He stood without guilt at the furious waters of war:

A cruel sword pierced his temple.

The ground was warm and sodden with blood; brutal, gruesome, flaying spears,

strike full in the face,

two comrades fell beside each other dying.

Fatal wounds harm hundreds of men,

men made to fight trampling over

heaps of withering men.

_

What mad impulse drives man

to this criminal act of war?

Untold suffering hits the common, bound man.

It is said, obedience to an order from above

lifts the burden of murder and accountability

for deeds evil.

-so they say-

Oh no, you cannot disown responsibility

for deeds done,

inhumanity towards another human

freezes the heart into stone,

you remain a killer for all time.

 

.

You can find out more about Nell here: 

Nell Perry

http://themusicofbreakages.wordpress.com/

https://twitter.com/nellperry

http://www.zonepoetrymagazine.com/>>See sidebar for more details.

.

Karin Heyer, as yet, does not have a website. 

 

>>>>>

>>

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: