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Coriolanus On The Porch 9


 

How the rife details
of life disturb
our nobler intentions.

A Monarch butterfly
lights upon an open
page of Shakespeare.

Which representation
is more really real:
nature or mimesis?

Only a fine world
can offer up such
marvelous choice.

Mismatched objects,
one upon the other,

the intense mystery
of how to be both
doubter and believer

in the same instant.

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    Dave Kavanagh
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    What a wonderful picture you paint, Mike. How the most ordinary facet of nature can surpass the talent os men and how thought can be turned to wonder buy something so simple as a butterfly. Thank you for posting, I look forward to reading more of your work on the… Read more »
    Luiz Canha Machado
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    Great poem, Mike! Miss reading your stuff.

    Naomi Tate Maghen
    Member

    I really love this piece, it’s so thought provoking

    Lori Hamilton
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    so lovely. the imagery is striking in its simplicity and contrast. your ending is quite thought provoking and stirred me in my seat a bit. well penned query and a beautiful capture of meaning and message.

    Sofia Kioroglou
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    Lovely write, Mike! I had to return again and again to drink in the words! Thank you for sharing

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