All Just by David Herd

By David Herd

The poems during this assortment are made from the fractured words and competing idioms of latest flow and the interpretation among private and non-private spaces—conversations that begin and are damaged off; public bulletins intervening in deepest occasions; an emergency that's approximately to spread within the history. Taking bearings from Dover and London and wrestling with subject matters of elegy and protest, legitimate buildings that ensure the place humans can move, and the futures that go them, the poems discover the social areas during which humans stream. The publication asks what it skill to be at huge on this planet and what language is on the market to rfile the adventure.

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That’s it! I’ll write a book called happiness, certain to make me rich — people will pay good money for advice on how to live. I’ll buy a farm with lots of acreage and build a mansion for my wife. Some comic scenes will be quite autobiographical. And though dazed children starve in Africa as mothers wail up to the skies for them, and soldiers cut the throats of prisoners as always they have done, what harm, I ask, can the pursuit of carefree happiness do to whatever pleasures that mere chance or universal law indi≠erently allow: a hat tipped toward the waiting void, or swimming on a summer afternoon to some shore nowhere in particular?

We both were Yankee fans From boyhood on, but I, disdaining all The dough they had to spend, switched my allegiance to The Sox, rejecting my past ties, gaining An Evil Empire to do battle with. We di≠ered most in our opposing views Of whether we were right to send our troops Into Iraq, whether democracy was possible In that part of the world or not. I thought We had to try, but feared the worst: that war, Atomic war — since human nature has Not changed — would come about, and he feared most That liberties at home would soon be lost.

That’s it! I’ll write a book called happiness, certain to make me rich — people will pay good money for advice on how to live. I’ll buy a farm with lots of acreage and build a mansion for my wife. Some comic scenes will be quite autobiographical. And though dazed children starve in Africa as mothers wail up to the skies for them, and soldiers cut the throats of prisoners as always they have done, what harm, I ask, can the pursuit of carefree happiness do to whatever pleasures that mere chance or universal law indi≠erently allow: a hat tipped toward the waiting void, or swimming on a summer afternoon to some shore nowhere in particular?

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