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HG Poetics
Henry Gould's guide to poetry and poetics.
IRON ROOT It’s possible we understand the common good, since we are human beings blessed with intellect, & feelings. Might we ..read more
YOUR VALENTINE From your Valentine, scratched the prisoner in Rome, young martyr-to-be. To daughter of Asterius – maybe a Morning ..read more
GOLD FLEECE In the blank depths, at nadir of winter. An acid stain of turpentine. Peto’s absinthe green in the still life; ..read more
CLEAR BREEZE Hank limps onward, like a lost private in the Grand Army of the Republic through swamps above Nilotic Memphis – or ..read more
UNDOING CAESAR In this misty February pre-dawn dark a Snow Moon, over silent cedars, glows phosphorescent silver.  Sacred thumbprint ..read more
SERPENT-SPINE Those Tuscan hills he hymned of, once in rainy Voronezh. Winter sunshine flashes over the Mississippi’s muted bronze ..read more
ALMOND BOAT Love & harmony are the spring of song murmured the little holm oak near the pin of the spoke & sanction of same, ..read more
DEEP BREATH Woke up this mornin’ with m’mind set on freedom… – & why Cahokia, hm? Why this iron spring, set to unwind ..read more
CAHOKIAN GIFT The sun peeks through this February weather as a frail reed or fluted candle finds a chink in some Siberian prison wall ..read more
VERTIGO-CURL It was a night of misty melting; Hobo, the boho, sawed through his dark glass so in old St. Paul.  Janus was hinging ..read more

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