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On Ancient Paths

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Imagine the medieval:
A middle-aged Ezra
In his Italian castle,
The verbal architect
Inside his contrived
Through which the oracular
Bombs fell during
The outraged war.

Uncle Ez:
Three leveled poet,
Critic and carpenter; well,
(too) “E.P.”

Imagine on these stones,
Captain Eliot Krishna
At the helm:
During the sea journey
Over the sunboiling sea
To that time present,
That sempiternal now,
He pilots his craft around
The everpresent rock
In the ocean whose shores
Limit the white wash.

There, the ancient temple,
There, the fallen column,
There, the empty acroterion:
No consuetudinal poet
To sing the “Ovidian Rag.”