By T. R. Hummer
T. R. Hummer's new and traditionally pyrotechnic assortment takes its identify from the infrequent (in English) singular kind of the typical notice ''ephemera.'' In a piece of startling originality, the poet provides a meditation on ephemerality from the viewpoint of the ephemeron itself because it passes, be it the person, the atom, the particle.Hummer's paintings is existential and atemporal. The scope of the poems progressively broadens from the outlet part, often known as ''Ephemeron,'' via ''Either/Or,'' that's a fulcrum, directly to plural ''Ephemera.'' The imaginative and prescient that emerges is haunting, evoking the aftermath of a actual, mental, and non secular apocalypse.Relentless in its stalking of the boundary among being and nonbeing, Ephemeron turns into a tour-de-force that shines a focus into darkish corners of Being, revealing but extra darkness.
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T. R. Hummer's new and typically pyrotechnic assortment takes its identify from the infrequent (in English) singular type of the typical be aware ''ephemera. '' In a piece of startling originality, the poet offers a meditation on ephemerality from the viewpoint of the ephemeron itself because it passes, be it the person, the atom, the particle.
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24 Melancholia For Dummies The sun has exploded in a black sky, but the angel, preoccupied by demons of his own devising, stares ﬁxedly Into a middle distance only angels care about. Dürer was onto something, but meditation is overrated. While the angel was tilting at mantras, his dog was fading, dear faithful Cosmo, he who had followed Through all the rings of Being and the ten thousand zones of torment, he who never questioned The wisdom of ﬂying, or cursing god, or dancing on the heads of pins—old unquestioning creature Not nagging or asking why or where as he was dragged by a leash of molten gold from torture to beatitude, Garden to comet, sin to blessing to vastation—worn out with his master’s inﬁnite dissatisﬁed agitation, He closed his eyes.
Moonlight through the harp cast a shadow of the angel gathering poems from the desktop, sucking their souls through to Poetry. Œ A terriﬁed man sleeps, and in his dream he sees the body politic wake, terriﬁed, remembering the poem that begins “A terriﬁed man sleeps . ” 41 Inventory Hogsheads from the provinces. Bundles from caravans. Crude crates from the holds of ships. Urns of oil and wine. Embroidered sacks of opium tied shut with silk twine. Thirty slaves. Women: eight. Men: nine. Sundry children.
It will not admit essences or transcendence. It has no state, but is inclusive of gases, rage, plutocracy. It is supercooled and volatile. In the shadow of a broken Column, lovers lean into one another. They have already Entered the second circle. By twilight, no one Will remember the other life, its fragile music, its perfume. 39 Canon A man wakes terriﬁed from a dream; he takes down a book of poems and reads, “A man wakes terriﬁed from a dream . ” Œ On a shelf above the Ark, where a cherub, deploying tamed cyclones, supervised the dusting, God set his beloved collection of shrunken heads.
Ephemeron: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets) by T. R. Hummer