Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Martina Reisz Newberry: Romans

We will look back at the last of the sunflowers leaning so low, and we’ll recall the “end times,” swooning at the way the brown sky infiltrated houses

February 3, 2021 · 2 Comments

David Adès: Tomorrow

the day ticks inexorably by with its seepage of light, and I note the stirring in the air
as neither warning nor blessing

December 22, 2020 · 1 Comment

William Butler Yeats: The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world

April 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Lord Byron (George Gordon): Darkness

. I had a dream, which was not all a dream. The bright sun was extinguish’d, and the stars Did wander darkling in the eternal space, Rayless, and pathless, and … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 3 Comments

Doug Anderson: Post-Apocalyptic Studies — The Aftermath, Precis

Anthropologists concluded that in the period after they lost their electronics, they were forced to talk to one another and to spend long periods with nothing to amuse them except … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

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