Monday, August 13, 2012

2 very early poems

by horace p sternwall

illustrated by danny delacroix and eddie el greco

modern age

this is the modern age
so they tell me anyhow
things used to be one way
but they are different now

how fortunate we are
to live in these bright times
when the burning fires of truth
have devoured history's lies

how terrible the darkness
in which poor humans lay
farewell to folly's shadows
hello to bright new day

i hope that none among us
dwell fondly on the past
now let us all march forward
for we are free at last

nature's way

see how the little seagull
floats over the stormy sea
see how the little termite
devours the mighty tree

see the little mosquito
spread oceans of disease
as in the river's placid flow
the crocodile take his ease

see the platoons of scarlet ants
munch whole sugar plantations
and the humble tsetse fly
devastate human nations

see the smiling monkey
slowly peel a pomegranate
as wind and wave and eternity
erode the spinning planet


Dan Leo said...

The great Sternwall!

Especially love the second one...

Carpenter Ants said...

nice poem. can i copy it?

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